NJ woman accused of attacking SUV owner in Caroline arrested

NJ woman accused of attacking SUV owner in Caroline arrested

CAROLINE, VA (WWBT) - A 26-year-old woman from New Jersey was arrested in Newark on Wednesday morning and charged in an incident that occurred in Caroline on Saturday.

Angela Jones faces charges of malicious wounding, assault and vandalism after police say she used a hammer to damage a 2016 Porsche SUV and a boat being towed by the SUV in the parking lot of the Exxon station on Route 207 near I-95.

"Angela Jones is suspected of then attacking the owner of the SUV and the boat while allegedly making racial slurs by referring to the victims as 'rich' and 'white,'" the Caroline Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

The sheriff's office says surveillance footage from the Exxon station and eye-witness accounts helped identify Jones as the suspect.

"I am very proud of the work and dedication of the men and women of the Caroline County Sheriff's Office," said Caroline Sheriff A.A. Lippa Jr. "I am also very thankful to the Essex County, New Jersey, Sheriff's Office for their quick action, invaluable assistance in this on-going investigation and in arresting Angela Jones."

Jones is being held in New Jersey awaiting an extradition hearing to be extradited to Virginia for trial.

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