Police: Woman charged after hitting husband with van, had 50 domestic calls this year
MADISON HEIGHTS, Va. (WSET) -- A man is now in fair condition Friday evening after police said his wife tried to kill him Thursday afternoon by hitting him with her car in a parking lot in Madison Heights.
State Police said Angel Crews, 27, got into a fight with her husband, Tyler Connelly, 23, and then hit him with her van, that also had three children inside.
Connelly was standing in the parking lot of the Tractor Supply Co.
"It really just upset me, the fact that she would put her children in danger like that," said a cousin of one of the children in the vehicle. "This isn't the first time that she has attempted to hit him or run him over."
The Amherst County Sheriff's Office confirms they charged Crews with felony hit and run and malicious wounding in June 2016.
She ended up pleading guilty to misdemeanor hit and run.
"He stepped out of the way just enough and got clipped, but thankfully he was able to move fast enough then," the cousin said.
Emergency services said since January 2017, deputies have been called to their house 50 times, but this second time around with hitting him, he wasn't so lucky.
Connelly was taken to Lynchburg General and then flown to UVA hospital with serious injuries.
"I really feel for the safety of those kids and really hope that they get put in better hands," the cousin added. "I really hope that he is okay."
State police said the children in the car when this all happened are now staying with other relatives.
Crews has been charged with attempted second degree murder, reckless driving, assault and battery of a family member, child endangerment, and malicious intent to cause bodily harm.
She's being held without bond at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.