Woman arrested after running over repo man

Jaunima Taniqua Porter (Source: DCSO)
Jaunima Taniqua Porter (Source: DCSO)

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office arrested a woman for attempted murder after she fled while a worker was trying to repossess her car. Witnesses said she struck the man twice with her car while trying to flee.

Jaunima Taniqua Porter, 32, of Summerville was detained by Dorchester County deputies early Wednesday morning in connection with an incident that occurred in the parking lot at Timberlane Town Homes on Trolley Road.

She is charged with attempted murder and is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Around midnight, the victim, a Summerville man who works repossessing vehicles, was attempting to repossess Porter's car when she got in it, started it and then attempted to flee.

Witnesses said she twice made contact with the victim who was standing in front of the car. The second time he ended up on the hood and witnesses said he was last seen clinging to the hood as Porter was turning right onto Trolley Road.

Minutes later, the victim was found on Trolley Road dazed and confused. He had trouble talking and could not remember what happened or where he was.

EMS responded and the victim, whose condition had deteriorated, was transported to the Medical University of South Carolina. He remains in the Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit.

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