• Corrections officer accused of running friend down with car


    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. - A local corrections officer is accused of running down a former friend with her car and causing serious injuries to the woman's face.

    Jolene Anderson said the incident happened on Tuesday in Washington County after she received threatening text messages from Erica Williams.

    Anderson said she didn't take the threats seriously until Williams, an Allegheny County corrections officer, ran her over.

    "It bothers me because it's my face. I'm pretty. I shouldn’t' have to go through this," Anderson said. "She's obsessed with me. She's upset that I got a boyfriend I'm guessing."

    Anderson said she attempted to get a protection from abuse order but was denied.

    According to a city of Washington police report, Williams confronted Anderson at a mutual friend's home on Addison Street. Investigators said after arguing, Williams drove off, but quickly returned and hit Anderson with her car.

    "I flew on top of the car, rolled off and smashed my face on the concrete," Anderson said.

    Anderson said after the incident, Williams continued to contact her and asked that she drop charges of aggravated assault and terroristic threats.

    "She said she's sorry and all that. I don't care about her apology. I don't care. I have no feelings for her. She can go sit in jail," said Anderson.

    Anderson said she will meet with a plastic surgeon to repair her facial injuries.

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