Newport Police have arrested a woman who police say nearly ran down a woman in the JC Market parking lot while yelling at her. Witnesses said that driver, Robin Craig of Newport, drove up on the woman who just barely jumped out of the way in time to avoid being struck.
When Craig was questioned by officers, she admitted she was driving the pickup. She said the female she almost hit had stolen a puppy from one of her friends. She was just telling the female victim to return it. Craig also stated she was never closer to the victim than two or three feet.
Craig was arrested and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on the charges of: Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, Menacing, and Attempted Assault I. Her bail was set at $95,000.00.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Officer Brad Purdom at 541-574-3348. The Newport Police Tip line is available at 541-574-5455, or Text a Tip at 541-270-1856.