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JONESBORO, Ark. – A woman tried killing another at Walmart yesterday and the wild incident was caught on film.
Melissa Hatley, 36, tried to run over Amy Stephens, 39, several times as seen in the video released to the press on Thursday. Police are calling it attempted murder.
Police say Stephens stated Hatley was suppose to drive her to work but instead, kept driving aimlessly. They began to argue and Stephens asked to get out of the vehicle. Hatley pulled into the Walmart parking lot on Highland Drive.
The video from Walmart’s security system shows Stephens exiting the vehicle around the Murphy Station, located on the north end of the Walmart Parking Lot. She proceeds to walk towards the outdoor garden center when Hatley pulls up beside the victim. Stephens pauses for a moment and as she walks away, Hatley strikes her, pinning her against a stack of mulch. She then backs the SUV up about 20 feet and runs over her again, pinning Stephens under her vehicle.
The insanity did not end there.
Witnesses on the scene stated that Hatley got out of the vehicle and crawled under the SUV and began choking Stephens with a lanyard. Witnesses acted quickly, pulling Hatley off and restraining her until JPD arrived.
Hatley was transported to CCDC to await her Probable Cause Hearing.
Stephens was delivered to her work place by JPD Patrolman, J.R. Chambers.