A Robbins Police Officer was conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by April Marie Shaw Tuesday afternoon at approximately 5:00 pm. The stop occurred in the Domino’s Pizza parking lot at 13045 N.C. Highway 24/27.
During the traffic stop, Shaw, 37, from Candor, N.C., failed to comply with the police officer’s commands, according to a news release from Robbins Town Manager, David Lambert.
As Shaw fled the scene, she intentionally struck the officer with her vehicle. The officer was transported to Moore Regional Hospital where he was treated with minor injuries.
“Out of respect for the officer’s privacy, we are not releasing the name of the officer at this time,” said Lambert.
Shaw was arrested at approximately 7:30 P.M. Shaw was charged with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked, 2 counts of resisting a public officer, misdemeanor assault on a government official, felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, felony assault with physical injury of a law enforcement officer, and felony leaving the scene of an accident with injury.
“I am extremely proud of all of our officers and everything they do to serve and protect the citizens of Robbins. This is an example of the dangers that law enforcement officers face on a daily basis. We wish our officer a quick and full recovery,” said Chief Rob Tew.
“The Robbins Police Department is grateful to the State Bureau of Investigation, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and the Moore County’s Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in this matter,” added Tew.
Shaw is currently being held in the Moore County Detention Center on a $257,000.00 secured bond and is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.