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Kokomo woman faces charges for driving into protesters

Suspect had worked at county jail
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Posted at 8:22 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 20:26:59-04

KOKOMO — A Kokomo woman is facing criminal charges after allegedly driving her pickup truck into a group of protesters.

At the time of the incident Saturday, 32-year-old Christa Redman was a correctional officer at the Howard County Jail in Kokomo. She has since resigned.

According to information from Kokomo Police and the Howard County Prosecutor, a group protesting last week's police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis was walking from the downtown area to Foster Park, which is just west of downtown.

As the group crossed Washington Street, witnesses told investigators that a woman driving a pickup, later identified as Redman, went around other vehicles, drove into the pedestrians and kept going.

Two women received what were described as minor injuries.

Redman was found a short distance away. She told police she was in the truck with her children and was scared when protesters yelled at her.

Redman is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon (a vehicle), and disorderly conduct.