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Update: Johnson City man jumps on hood of car to avoid being hit; Kingsport woman charged

Staff Reports • Oct 16, 2013 at 9:43 PM

A Kingsport woman was arrested Tuesday after attempting to hit a Johnson City man twice with her car.

According to a court affidavit, police were called to 502 Longview Drive, after a caller said someone was throwing items at her vehicle.

Officers made contact with Charlie Emile, who told police that had gone to his vehicle for his cigarettes when a black vehicle pulled into his driveway. Emile reportedly asked the driver to identify herself, and she responded “China.”

According to the affidavit, the woman wanted to speak to Emile and when he went back inside to put on better clothing, “China,” later identified as Cynthia Bowman, 29, 3852 Eastline Drive, Apt. 117, began honking her horn.

When Emile walked back outside, Bowman allegedly told him that she had been waiting for 15 minutes, was agitated and started to back the car out of the driveway.

Emile told police he told Bomwan to leave and she put the vehicle in drive and started toward him, where he reportedly had to jump on the hood to avoid being hit.

Bowman allegedly drove into and through Emile’s yard, where he rolled off the hood.

Leaving the scene, Emile said Bowman hit a concrete retaining wall and tore it down, knocking it into the street.

Emile told police that he ran after the vehicle to get the license plate number and Bowman put the vehicle in reverse and attempted to hit him for a second time.

According to the affidavit, police were able to locate Bowman at the end of Longview Drive. The vehicle had sustained a flat tire the vehicle caused by hitting the wall.

Bowman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and was taken to Washington County Detention Center.

She appeared in Sessions Court Wednesday and has since been released on bond.

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