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Jefferson City woman charged with assault after allegedly using her car in the assault


A Cole County prosecutor has charged a Jefferson City woman after she allegedly tried to use a car to hit a victim after their vehicles had been involved in a wreck.

Shonte Jones is charged with second-degree assault and operating a motor vehicle in a careless manner.

Jefferson City police responded to the assault on Friday in the 1100 block of East Dunklin. According to court documents, the victim told police that Jones had rear-ended her vehicle and when the victim confronted Jones, Jones said she was going to hit her.

A witness and the victim said that she got on the hood of Jones’s vehicle so she wouldn’t be hit but fell off when Jones drove through a curve documents state.

Jones was taken into custody at a residence on East Dunklin Street. After being read her Miranda rights, Jones said the victim was stopped abruptly, causing the wreck. Jones then said the victim got on the vehicle's hood and Jones feared for her life and drove off.

Jones has pled not guilty to the charges during her arraignment Wednesday.

The court has issued no bond for Jones; she is being held at the Cole County Jail.

Jones will have a bond hearing on Monday.

Karl Wehmhoener


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