A Chicago Heights woman faces three felony charges and one misdemeanor after allegedly hitting her boyfriend with a Pontiac in the parking lot of the Frankfort Home Depot, while her one-month-old infant daughter was inside the car.
Tatiana Spies, 19, of the 400 block of W. 16th Place in Chicago Heights, is charged with aggravated battery in a public place, domestic battery and endangering the life of a child, all of which are felonies, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office. She is also charged with reckless driving, a misdemeanor.
According to Kevin Keegan, Deputy Chief of the Frankfort Police Department, an officer was dispatched at 4:07 p.m. on Oct. 19 to the Home Depot parking lot, located on the 20100 block of S. La Grange Road.
The dispatch was in response to a domestic situation between a woman, Spies, and a man, her boyfriend. The officer was told that Spies was allegedly leaving the parking lot in a white Pontiac.
Upon arriving at the scene, the officer found the man lying facedown on the pavement. He was yelling in pain and had a large laceration on the back of his ear.
The officer provided first aid until the ambulance arrived to transport the man to Silver Cross Hospital.
After the man’s medical needs had been attended to, the officer saw a white Pontiac on the south side of the parking lot, resting against the curb. Several feet of tire tracks led up to the car. The right side of the car’s hood was damaged.
The officer spoke with Spies, who allegedly told him that she and her boyfriend had a verbal disagreement, but that it did not result in physical violence.
According to Keegan, the officer also took several witness accounts of the incident, all of which were consistent.
Witnesses said that the couple had been pushing and grabbing each other inside the car, when the man exited and started walking through the parking lot. Spies then allegedly drove quickly through the lot and struck her boyfriend with the vehicle.
Spies’ one-month-old daughter was allegedly inside the car at the time of the incident.
Spies was arrested on site, processed at the Frankfort Police Department, taken into custody and transported to Will County Jail. She was released on Oct. 20.
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