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Police Say Wife Drove Truck into Husband

Police charged a 39-year-old Shady Side woman with attempted second-degree murder in connection with the incident.

A 61-year-old Shady Side man suffered life-threatening injuries Wednesday night after his estranged wife used her truck to pin him between the vehicle and another car, according to Anne Arundel County police and fire officials.

Police charged Patina Lynn Morehead, 39, of the 4900 block of Filbert Street in Shady Side, with attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault, according to a police press release.

County police and firefighters responded to the 1200 block of Hawthorne Street in Shady side at about 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday for a report of an assault. Upon arrival, officers found the 61-year-old man in the driveway of his home with serious injuries as a result of being pinned between two cars.

Police conducted an investigation and determined that Morehead showed up at the home and the two began a verbal argument. The dispute escalated and Morehead entered her 2004 Chevrolet truck and intentionally drove it towards her husband, police said. She ultimately struck the man and pinned him between her truck and another vehicle, according to police.

Paramedics transported the man to Prince George’s County Shock Trauma in a helicopter to treat his injuries, police said. Officers transported Morehead to the Southern District Police Station in Edgewater, and charges were filed after consulting the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office, according to the release. 

Steve S. September 28, 2012 at 12:22 PM
So that gives her Carte Blanche to attempt murder. How about removing herself from harms way and dialing 911? The story reads that she volunteered to show up at the scene. She could have chosen not to show up there.
Plasma September 28, 2012 at 01:05 PM
What a creeper...
CarolM October 17, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Sounds one sided to me. I thought we lived in the USA, where you are innocent until proven guilty. But I guess the MEDIA takes the word of the police department and we know that the police and the news never make mistakes. Now that YOU have crucified this woman, how can she get a fair trial. OR DOESN'T A FAIR TRIAL COUNT? If you were in a situation, you would not appreciate people saying you were guilty before they knew your sided of the story.
Lisa`` November 22, 2012 at 03:32 AM
The husband was not stalking her or her children. Up till the end he was paying their bills and giving cash to her up to the end. The relationship ended when wrong doings were found out by husband. She would not agree to ending the marriage on equal terms, only on her terms. So don't judge till you here both sides of the conflict.
CarolM February 07, 2013 at 09:14 PM
Why doesn't anyone in Maryland realize that a women do not get a fair trial? The media crucified Patina Morehead before she even went to trial. This was an accident. I am proud to be Tina's mother. A word to the ladies, if you marry in MD make sure you have written documentation to protect you from your husband. MD is a TITLE STATE, men come first, women are on the bottom. If you own anything, make sure it is in your name first, not his. If you allow him to put any TITLES in his name he will take everything away from you. This includes the utilities, insurances and even credit cards. When you allow both names on anything of value, including your children, man comes first...he is primary, you are secondary. In credit cards, if you are a working parent and he does not work like this guy(not from the accident but before this happened he did not want to work because he was sick), YOU are LIABLE for all the credit card debt. If he goes bankrupt..YOU are LIABLE FOR HIS DEBT. So if you make a mistake and marry the wrong man...YOU get screwed if you are a woman living in MD. MEDIA, IT WAS AN ACCIDENT. Her vehicle was in dire need of repair and MR GOODWRENCH (her husband) didn't or wouldn't do it. Go one step further, find out the truth before you read the untruth the MEDIA told you.

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