Woman sentenced in hit and run case
FRONT ROYAL – A woman was sentenced Tuesday in Warren County Circuit Court to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a hit and run driving incident that left one person seriously injured.
Rebecca Lee Peck also received a two-year suspended prison sentence after Judge Ronald Napier accepted a plea agreement between Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Layton and Peck.
Peck, 44, of 331 W. Duck St., was the last of three defendants charged in an incident that Front Royal police said involved a drug transaction that had gone bad.
Front Royal police said one of the other defendants suffered a broken shoulder, ribs and internal organ injuries when she was run over by an SUV in the 100 block of East Main Street in November 2015. The injured woman was taken by helicopter to Winchester Medical Center.
“She was the driver, which was pretty visible from the charge itself,” Layton said Peck.
Authorities say the injured woman had been talking to someone on the passenger side of Peck’s SUV when the vehicle sped up and drove over her.
Layton said the injured woman had been attempting to buy cocaine from the passenger but something went wrong during the transaction.
The passenger in the vehicle, April Lildawn Spiker, was sentenced to two years and two months in prison, a sentence that was imposed in connection with a probation violation arising from earlier offenses.
The injured woman, Lisa Michelle Oden-Laing, was initially charged with conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance, but prosecutors dropped the case against her in June.
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