Springfield woman accused of intentionally ramming another woman’s car

A Springfield police SUV. FILE PHOTO
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A Springfield police SUV. FILE PHOTO

A Springfield woman faces assault charges after police alleged she slammed her minivan into another woman’s vehicle in the parking lot of a shopping center.

Katherine N. Lannom, 20, of 915 Essex St., was arrested on assault charges on Tuesday afternoon. A warrant for criminal damaging has also been requested, according to a police report.

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Lannom and the victim have recently been having arguing about a male acquaintance, a Springfield Police Division report says. Lannom was allegedly chasing the victim’s car about 5 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the Southern Village Shopping Center, 1635 Selma Road.

The victim stopped and Lannom’s van kept going, police alleged, striking the victim’s car. The victim told police she believed it was intentional.

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The victim and Lannom began arguing in front of witnesses at the shopping center, police alleged. Lannom eventually returned to her van, allegedly colliding with the victim’s car again before leaving the area, the report says.

Two witnesses told police they believed both collisions appeared to be intentional.

Lannom was later arrested at her home and ordered into court.

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