A North Carolina mom has been charged with multiple accounts of assault and child abuse after she allegedly crashed her car on purpose into another one that contained her two kids and their father due to an ongoing custody dispute.
Kendra Kerry Boyd, 22, of Marion, has been charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of child abuse, according to a press release by the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded to a call on March 8 on Oakdale Road in Old Fort over a car crash, KMOV4 reports. After officers arrived on the scene, they found out that Boyd allegedly rammed into the other vehicle, which was being driven by 21-year-old Philip Clapp, intentionally.
“In Clapp’s vehicle were a 2-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl,” the Sheriff's Office stated, confirming that Clapp and Boyd are the children's biological parents. “The two were in a custody dispute over the kids.”
The North Carolina Highway Patrol also charged Boyd with careless and reckless driving, according to the press release.
Boyd received a $20,000 bond, according to local outlet McDowell News.
Boyd wrote about the situation on her Facebook profile, posting a single crying emoji the day she was charged. When asked by a friend what was wrong, Boyd replied, “I miss my babies.”
Others, however, took to her profile to censure her over her alleged actions.
“You disgust me,” one woman wrote. “You love your kids but you could [have] killed them hope you never see them.”
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