A Chattooga County woman is accused of trying to kill two people on Sept. 25, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s reports.
The woman, 47-year-old Josette Radford, of Summerville, allegedly tried using a silver truck to kill Lacy Timmons and her juvenile daughter while they were at 169 Wildlife Lake Road. Radford was screaming out the truck window that she was going to kill “a drug dealer,” but never talked about a specific person.
“Ms. Radford jumped into the silver truck and tried to run Ms. Timmons and her daughter over but Ms. Timmons grabbed her daughter and jumped out of the way and the truck hit the back right bumper of a 1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue,” Deputy Mitchell reported.
After missing them, Radford headed toward Hwy. 27 in the truck. When she got to The Summerville News, Radford drove onto the newspaper’s front yard and began spinning the truck tires and damaging the yard.
“I’m going to kill a drug dealer,” Radford screamed as she spun around the yard.
She told newspaper employees to call the cops because she was about to kill someone. Radford drove off quickly.
As she returned to 169 Wildlife Lake Road, she tried running over Timmons and her daughter again. She missed again. This time, however, two men stopped Radford from driving off until cops arrived.
“I asked Ms. Radford what was going on and she stated she was trying to kill a drug dealer. I noticed that she was sweating very badly and was acting as if she was under the influence of something. So, when I asked her if she had drunk any alcohol or if she had taken any drugs, she stated that she had drunk white liquor and a few beers and that she also had taken a couple of pills,” Deputy Mitchell reported.
Radford was arrested for DUI, aggressive driving, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, driving while license suspended or revoked (misdemeanor), reckless conduct causing harm to or endanger the safety of another, reckless driving and terroristic threats and acts, according to jail reports.