LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A quarrel between ex-lovers ended with a woman facing numerous charges after police said she threatened a man with a gun and tried to run police officers over in a car.
The incident played out between Lee Ewing and his ex-girlfriend, Michelle Carter, 43, Friday night along Chauncey Avenue in the Park Duvalle neighborhood of west Louisville.
Ewing said he was meeting a female friend when his ex-girlfriend showed up and demanded to talk. He told police Carter threw hot coffee in his face and began to hit and kick him before he walked into a men's restroom somewhere nearby.
According to an arrest report, Carter, followed him into the bathroom and continued to fight, ripping four gold necklaces from his neck. She left the restroom and returned with a gun, according to Ewing, and pointed it in his face while he was on the toilet, telling him she was going to kill him. He said he yelled for help from others who were able to get the gun from her before she fled the scene.
A friend of the man called police as the left the bathroom and gathered in the parking lot behind Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. When the cops arrived on the scene, Carter came back. According to police, the parking lot was not lit and the suspect did not see them until she was closer to Ewing.
When officers confronted the suspect, they said she fled on foot toward a car. Officers told her to stop but she jumped in the driver's seat. Police said when the light inside the car came on, the arresting officer noticed two small children were in there.
Two cops were standing in front of the vehicle when Carter took off, forcing them to jump out of the way. The arresting officer stated the suspect would have hit them if they had not moved. Neither officer was hurt.
Witnesses at the scene, including Ewing, identified Carter to police.
The situation doesn't stop there, however. Officers said about two and half hours after the fight in the parking lot, Carter filed a report with another cop, making allegations of domestic violence. Police determined this report was false information because the incident she reported happened at the same time officers were on the scene in the parking lot with her.
Carter was arrested at 7:15 p.m. Saturday at 1538 Dumesnil St., near 16th Street in the Park Hill neighborhood of west Louisville.
Police charged Carter with two felony counts of wanton endangerment, one involving a police officer and one felony count of fleeing police in a motor vehicle. Misdemeanor charges brought against her include endangering the welfare of a minor, falsely reporting an incident, third degree terroristic threatening and fourth degree assault.