Woman Accused of Using Car As Weapon

(Memphis) An Olive Branch woman was arrested, accused of using her car as a weapon.

Twenty-three year old Autumn Cooley is out of jail, on bond.

She faces aggravated assault charges, after police say she tried to hit a stranger with her car on Highland near the Greenline.

According to the police report, the victim said he was parked in-front of the light when he was rear ended by Cooley. 

The two pulled into a nearby apartment complex so they could discuss the crash.

But the victim said Autumn Cooley didn’t cooperate.

He said she offered up just $30 to take care of the damage and didn’t want the victim to call police.

The report shows, when he told her the cash wouldn’t cover it, Cooley hopped in her to car to drive away.

According to the victim, he stepped in front of Cooley’s car to stop her from driving off.

Instead of pumping the brakes, Cooley pumped the gas.

The victim hit the hood and windshield, then rolled off of Cooley’s car.

News Channel 3 tried to catch up with Cooley at her home, but she was not there.

According to court records, this is the first time Cooley has been in serious trouble in Shelby County.

She heads back to court next month.

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