Aberdeen woman charged in cemetery assault

An Aberdeen woman was charged with chasing a man with her car through a cemetery two days before Halloween.

Latoya Sharie Epps, 28, of the 500 block of Plaza Court, who allegedly tried to run over a man with her Jeep, was released from Harford County Detention Center on Oct. 30 on $30,000 bail.

Epps was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in a cemetery.

According to charging documents, Epps was driving her vehicle near a convenience store when a man threw something at her car. She initially drove away, but pulled up beside the man again and said "she should have run him over when she saw him."

Epps backed up and allegedly attempted to run the man over. The victim ran into the Kingdom Come Church Cemetery in the 100 block of Asbury Road in Churchville.

Epps "drove vehicle between gravestones in an attempt to drive over" the victim, according to the charging documents.

During her bail hearing, District Court Judge Victor K. Butanis said, "I've never heard that before," after hearing her charge of misconduct in a cemetery.

Epps works as a certified flagger at a local construction company, according to public defender Tatiana David. She has three children: 10, 8 and 1.

Court records show Epps has five prior charges with three convictions. She also has several pending assault charges, Harford County Assistant State's Attorney Robert C. Legg said during the bail hearing.

Epps failed to appear in court for a case in 2010.

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