Hodgenville woman may avoid jail time

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Assault charges stem from attack with vehicle

By The Staff

A Hodgenville woman, accused of assaulting a rival last April, will not be required to spend additional time in jail.

Tonya D. Bell, 34, got into an argument with another woman over a man in a parking lot in Ovesen Heights, according to police reports. 

Officers said Bell drove her car into the side of the victim’s car and also struck the victim with the car.

Bell fled the scene and allegedly forced another vehicle off the road.

Bell was indicted by a grand jury on charges of assault, second-degree criminal mischief and wanton endangerment.

On Dec. 15, the assault charge was dismissed in LaRue Circuit Court. Bell received a diverted sentence on the other charges. If Bell meets the conditions set by the court, the charges will be dismissed. The case will be reviewed June 15 to determine if Bell has met her financial obligations to the court. Diversion will be complete Dec. 5, 2011.