Police: Shaky video shows Janesville woman in SUV accelerating, striking victim
JANESVILLE, Wis. — Video shows a Janesville woman targeting a co-worker with her vehicle and striking her earlier this month, police said.
Janesville police said 28-year-old Arielle Landing was behind the wheel of a red SUV when it struck 27-year-old Deborah Marsh. The incident can be seen in shaky cellphone video released to the Janesville Gazette by the police department.
Police say they aren’t sure of the motive for what happened on Oct. 6, but officers believe the two women simply didn’t like each other.
Landing pleaded not guilty in Rock County Court Wednesday afternoon.
In the video, the SUV makes a U-turn, accelerates and hits Marsh.
According to the criminal complaint, a witness told police that when Marsh was struck, she went slightly up onto the hood, fell back to the ground and the SUV drove over her, dragging her several feet. She suffered several broken bones, collapsed lungs and she’ll also need surgery on her shoulder.
Landing was released from the Rock County Jail two weeks ago. She’s facing charges of aggravated battery and first-degree reckless injury charges, both by use of a dangerous weapon.
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