Woman gets prison in hit-and-run case

FRONT ROYAL – A woman identified as a passenger in a hit-and-run vehicle that ran over another woman during a drug deal was sentenced Monday in Warren County Circuit Court to two years and two months in prison.

The defendant, April Lildawn Spiker, 42, received her sentence as part of a plea agreement that included suspended prison sentences for possession of cocaine and felony shoplifting. The active prison sentences came as part of probation revocations for earlier offenses.

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Layton said Front Royal police investigating a hit and run incident in the 100 block of East Main Street in November 2015 determined it was the result of a drug deal.

“They were able to determine this had been part of an attempted purchase of cocaine that had gone bad,” Layton told Circuit Judge Ronald Napier.

Police said the victim, Lisa Michelle Oden-Laing, 48, was taken to Winchester Medical Center where she was treated for a broken shoulder and ribs, a cut to an unspecified organ and bruises.

Police said Oden-Laing was speaking to someone on the passenger side of an SUV when it ran over her and sped away.

The driver of the vehicle, Rebecca Peck, 43, has a hearing scheduled for May 24 on a charge of failure to stop after hitting and injuring a pedestrian. She is also facing a charge of reckless driving.

Oden-Laing is scheduled to appear in General District Court on June 14 on a charge of conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance.

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

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