PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man’s girlfriend after she chased him and attempted to run over him in her large Ford Excursion truck. Nellie Angelica Roman, 37, of 18348 Yale Avenue, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Vehicle).
CCSO received a call at 6:14 p.m. Thursday to 18416 Timothy Avenue in reference to a man being chased by a truck. When deputies arrived they located the Excursion in the back yard at that residence sitting on top of a smashed fence. They also saw tire marks where the vehicle came through the front yard, through one fence, and then into the back yard where it crashed into a second fence. Roman was sitting in the driver’s seat with the engine still running.
Roman told deputies she returned from an area bar and she and her boyfriend got into an argument. She said she ran to her vehicle to get away, lost control and crashed into the fence. She said she hit her chest on the steering wheel and EMS transported her to Fawcett Memorial Hospital.
Deputies contacted the boyfriend who said he fled from the scene in an attempt to get away from Roman following the argument and he ran to his home in the 18300 block of Yale Avenue. He returned to the scene and was observed with white marks on his forearms that he got from jumping over the fence. The boyfriend told deputies Roman came home and was upset with him that he was on the phone with another girl. He said he left her residence and went for a walk. He said Roman got into her truck and started following him so he cut through yards to avoid her. He stated Roman backed over a mailbox on Timothy Avenue, made a U-turn, and continued pursuing him. The boyfriend said Roman continued driving toward him and drove through the yard at a high rate of speed. She ran over one fence, and he jumped over another fence but she tried to drive through it; the Explorer landed on top of the second smashed fence. The resident called CCSO, and the boyfriend ran to his home to avoid further altercation with Roman.
Deputies arrested Roman after she was treated and released from the hospital. She remains in the Charlotte County Jail on no bond.