Woman accused of damaging Mercedes with crowbar arrested

Augusta Fleming

Augusta Fleming

Woodstock police arrested a Martinsburg, West Virginia, woman Wednesday night and charged her with felony vandalism in a case that left a 2006 Mercedes Benz with extensive damage.

Police Chief Eric Reiley identified the defendant as Augusta Yvonne Fleming, 32, a former girlfriend of the victim.

Reiley said a Woodstock police officer was called to 223 Waterbrook Court at 9:40 p.m.

The officer found that Fleming had used a crowbar in smashing the front hood, grill and bumper area of the victim’s Mercedes, which was parked outside his residence, Reiley said.

“They had a prior relationship, and they were estranged,” Reiley said of Fleming and her ex-boyfriend.

“She lost control, and it was something she shouldn’t have done,” he added.

Fleming was arrested at the scene and taken to the Rappahannock Warren and Shenandoah Regional Jail where she is being held without bond after a court appearance Thursday.

Fleming is charged with felony vandalism amounting to more than $1,000 in damage, attempted breaking and entering, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance, which police identified as prescription drugs.

Fleming’s next court appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 5 in Shenandoah County General District Court.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com

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