Mother says she was “trying to get them off my son” after the boy called her saying he was beaten by two boys when she decided to take matters into her own hands and attempted to run over the children but struck her son instead before she continued pursing them to their homes; arrested

Police officials say the 33-year-old woman, identified as Quantavia, was taken into custody and is now facing several charges following the incident where she accidentally hit her son with her vehicle while she was trying to run over the boys that previously beat the young boy. Per reports, the mother was charged with one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to the police reports, the unfortunate incident took place earlier this week after she asked her son to return to school and retrieve the backpack his brother forgot on the premises. But shortly after, she got a call from her son, who told her he was beaten by two boys, one of whom might have been armed. Reportedly, Quantavia’s son got into an altercation with another child, and the argument quickly turned into a physical confrontation after the child called his cousin.

That is when the mother decided to take matters into her own hands, drove to the location of the fight, and attempted to run over the children with her vehicle, but instead she accidentally struck her son. According to a probable cause affidavit, Quantavia admitted to striking her son with the SUV in her attempt to disperse the group and said she was trying to get them off her son. This unfortunate turn of events saw her son sustain injuries, while the other children involved in the altercation fled the scene. Following the collision, the mother helped her injured son get into her vehicle. Continuing her involvement, she then pursued the other juveniles to a residence and called the police for the first time. Responding officers determined that no gun was involved in the initial altercation. Shortly after police arrived, Quantavia’s son complained about experiencing pain in his hip and leg and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Authorities highlighted the error in the mother’s actions and emphasized the importance of involving law enforcement in such situations to avoid such outcomes. They pointed out that instead of initially calling the police, Quantavia took matters into her own hands, leading to the unfortunate incident.

Gayle Gordon

As a college student, making an extra buck now and then was very important. I started as a part-time reporter since I was 19 yo, and I couldn’t believe it might become a long-time career. I'm happy to be part of the Virginian Tribune's team.

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