Woman arrested twice for alleged crimes against ex

Lauren Ashley Lumpkin (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Lauren Ashley Lumpkin (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

LITTLE RIVER, SC (WMBF) A 21-year-old woman remains behind bars Monday after allegedly ramming her vehicle into a vehicle containing her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend, but it isn't her first brush with the law in regards to her ex.

According to a police report from the Horry County Police Department on Nov. 8, officers responded to an area along Sea Mountain Highway in the Little River in reference to an intentional vehicle collision. When they arrived, they learned a BMW had been rammed three times before the suspect fled.

The owner of the vehicle told officers she was traveling down Highway 1008 toward Sea Mountain Highway when a black SUV passed her and then moved in front of her. Once they were at the stop light at Sea Mountain Highway, the victim said the suspect put the SUV in reverse and rammed the BMW three times.

The victim told officers she recognized the suspect as Lauren Ashley Lumpkin of Little River, and said Lumpkin was the ex-girlfriend of the victim's current boyfriend.

The 46-year-old ex-boyfriend was transported to Seacoast Medical Center for neck and back pain. When officers spoke with him, he gave officers the same story as the victim and said he recognized the SUV as Lumpkin's, according to the report.

The report further stated the ex-boyfriend told officers he and Lumpkin had been broken up for almost a year, and she continued to harass him as well as his new girlfriend.

Lumpkin was then arrested Sunday and charged with two counts of assault and battery in the first degree, criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and hit and run.

But that's not the first time Lumpkin has seen the backseat of a police cruiser in connection to her ex-boyfriend.

On Oct. 16, officers responded to Lumpkin's home along Golf Colony Boulevard in reference to gunshots fired in the area. Witnesses on scene said they saw Lumpkin pointing a silver in color handgun at a vehicle that was fleeing the parking lot.

According to the report, Lumpkin told officers that she chased her ex-boyfriend from her home with the handgun and said the ex began shooting at her, but that she never returned fire.

She also allegedly told officers to "go get him as well, or she would find him and take him out."

Officers located a shell casing in a grassy area and several others inside her apartment. One witness told officers he saw Lumpkin collect her spent shell casings from the parking lot before returning to her home.

Lumpkin was arrested and charged with discharging firearms into a dwelling and breach of peace in connection to the incident. She was released from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Oct. 17.

Additionally, the ex-boyfriend was arrested Nov. 8 following the collision and was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. Details surrounding the incident he was arrested for remain unknown at this time, however, officers with the Horry County Police Department said it is unrelated to the shooting and the collision.

Lumpkin remains incarcerated at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

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