Police on Tuesday released a video they say shows a woman driving an SUV, running over a co-worker and then driving away.
Police and prosecutors have said the video appears to show a woman getting into the red Pontiac Aztek SUV, making a U-turn and accelerating, with tires squealing, before hitting the victim.
The incident on Whitney Street near Kettering Street on the northeast side was reported to police shortly after 3 p.m. Friday.
The low-quality, shaky cellphone video appears to show the SUV dragging the victim for a moment, according to a criminal complaint.
Arielle L. Landing, 28, of 1207 Drake St., Janesville, was charged in the incident Monday in Rock County Court. She faces charges of aggravated battery and first-degree reckless injury, both by use of a dangerous weapon.
The injured woman, Debroah K. Marsh, 27, of Janesville, was listed in good condition Tuesday at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville, the same condition as Monday.
She suffered multiple broken bones and collapsed lungs and will need surgery on her shoulder, according to the complaint.
Lt. Terry Sheridan of the Janesville police detectives said there was a physical fight between the two women before Landing got into the SUV and drove at Marsh.
Landing was not injured, Sheridan said Tuesday.
Sheridan said the motivation for the incident was not the fact that both had dated the same man, as he suggested as a possible motive Monday.
Marsh and the man in question both told police he was not the motive, Sheridan said.
“It’s just bad blood between them. They’ve known each other a long time and apparently just don’t like each other,” Sheridan said.
The women were co-workers at the time of the incident, police have said.
Marsh told police she was leaving work when Landing got out of a car and started swinging at her, according to the complaint.
Marsh said after the confrontation she could see Landing driving at her but was not able to get out of the way, according to the complaint.
Landing, the mother of three children, was released from the Rock County Jail on Monday after posting a $1,000 cash bond.