Janesville woman suspected of attempted homicide turns herself in

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Gazette staff
Sunday, October 8, 2017

JANESVILLE—A Janesville woman suspected of intentionally striking a pedestrian with her vehicle turned herself in Sunday afternoon and was arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, according to a news release.

Police believe Arielle L. Landing, 28, of 1207 Drake St., Janesville, intentionally caused a traffic accident with injury Friday afternoon at 4017 Whitney St. and then fled the scene.

Janesville police Sgt. Mike Blaser said Landing crossed the center line and went into oncoming traffic to strike the female victim, who was walking away from work. The victim is in serious condition, but Blaser did not elaborate on her injuries and did not provide her name.

Another vehicle was struck when Landing drove into oncoming traffic. That vehicle had minor damage, and there were no injuries in that collision, Blaser said.

Landing turned herself in at the Janesville Police Department at 2 p.m. Sunday. She is being held at the Rock County Jail on suspicion of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and hit-and-run causing injury, according to the release.

Police are trying to get more information from 15 to 20 witnesses. The investigation remains ongoing, Blaser said.

Last updated: 5:36 pm Sunday, October 8, 2017

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