Wednesday, April 23, 2014
SOUTH PORTLAND — A Windham woman faces several criminal charges after she allegedly dragged a man, who has hanging onto her car, through a restaurant parking lot tonight.
Sgt. John Sutton said the woman, 27-year-old Chaka Coleman, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, driving to endanger, simple assault and obstructing the report of a crime.
Witnesses told police that Coleman got into an argument with a man in the parking lot of Newick’s Lobster House at 200 Gorham Road shortly after 6 p.m. When the man tried to reach inside the vehicle, Coleman drove away, dragging the man several feet.
The victim, a 29-year-old man from Westbrook, had to be transported to Maine Medical Center for treatment of a head injury. Sutton declined to release his name because the investigation is ongoing.
Sutton said Coleman allegedly knocked the cell phone out of the hands of a witness, who tried to call police, which resulted in the obstruction charge. Coleman is being held at the Cumberland County Jail on $75,000 cash bail.