Magnolia woman who rammed man's vehicle with her son in car avoids jail with plea deal

Magnolia woman who rammed man's vehicle with her son in car avoids jail with plea deal

LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) - A Magnolia woman has avoided jail time after pleading guilty in Polk County court to charges that alleged she chased a man's vehicle with her vehicle and struck it with her son in the car with her.

Amy Marie Howell, 42, pleaded guilty on Nov. 7 to charges of endangering a child and aggravated assault.

She accepted three years of deferred adjudication on the endangering charge and six years of deferred adjudication on the assault charge.

According to a previous report, Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Howell in March after Howell chased a man with her vehicle and struck his vehicle several times.

A deputy was able to find Howell as she was leaving the Dollar General parking lot, located off of FM 3126, but she refused to follow his commands at a traffic stop and he had to force her from the vehicle.

Deputies discovered Howell had her 12-month-old son in the back seat and released him to the care of his father and grandmother.

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