The Richmond Police Department (RPD) received a call around 8:30 PM last night reporting a road rage incident in the Lakeside neighborhood. Upon arriving on the site, the officers saw a Ford Escape model SUV driving back and forth aggressively, and rapidly noticed a man lying motionless on the ground below the vehicle’s tires.
The officers intervened and were able, at gunpoint, to get the driver to stop her rampage. According to RPD spokesman, Lt. Craig Smith, 28-year old Samantha Warrens was infuriated and kept screaming obscenities as she was getting arrested.
Lt. Smith says that during Ms. Warrens’ arrest and while she was still frantic, her grandmother came out of the house in lingerie to explain the whole thing. She told the policemen that the young woman had returned from work earlier than usual and caught her grandmother and her husband naked together in a 69 position.
Samantha Warrens will now face a total of 57 criminal charges, including assault and battery, aggravated assault, and attempted murder. If found guilty on all charges, she could face the death penalty or a sentence of 215 years of imprisonment. She was released this Saturday morning on a $20,000 bail and is expected to be back in court in March for the beginning of her trial.
Ms. Warrens’ husband, 30-year old Eric Leonard, was transported to the VCU Medical Center where doctors consider his condition as critical but stable.