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Richmond woman charged after boyfriend thrown from moving car

Posted at 9:31 PM, May 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-06 11:43:42-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A Richmond woman has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding after her boyfriend was allegedly thrown from a car she was driving Thursday evening in North Chesterfield.

Chesterfield Police said they were called to the Walmart located in the 5000 block of Hopkins Road around 6:20 p.m. for reports of a person on a hood of a car that was yelling for someone to call 911.

When police got to the Walmart, they could not find the person on the car. But not long after, emergency calls came in about a person who was thrown from a moving vehicle nearby on Hopkins Road.

Officers found the man on the road, and he was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police said the car the man was allegedly thrown out of did not stay at the scene.

Officers identified the driver as 27-year-old Margareth Nelson Mejia of Richmond, the victim's girlfriend.

In addition to being charged with aggravated malicious wounding, police said she was also charged with driving without a license in relation to the incident.

Anyone with information can contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at (804) 748-1251 or Crime Solvers at (804) 748-0660 or through the P3 app.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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