Warrant out for woman in attack-by-car case
A woman accused of driving over her boyfriend, rendering him comatose, faces a $50,000 arrest warrant after failing to appear in Nevada County Superior Court Monday.
Brandi S. Manley, 29, of Grass Valley was supposed to be arraigned on counts of assault with a deadly weapon and hit-and-run. But she didn’t show up and Judge M. Kathleen Butz issued the warrant, according to a court clerk.
On Dec. 14, the Sheriff’s Office reported Manley drove over her then-boyfriend, Kyle Blanchard, at their home at 13585 McCarter Way near McCourtney Road southwest of Grass Valley.
Blanchard, 21, was airlifted to Sutter Roseville Medical Center and was comatose in critical condition several days. He spoke with an investigator Jan. 24 at the hospital and gave a different account than Manley, according to reports.
Blanchard said he and Manley argued about whether she should drive to a friend’s house while drunk.
According to the report, he said Manley stopped the Chevy Blazer short of where he stood and “the next thing Blanchard remembers was that he was laying on the ground. . He stated he was going into shock, but he remembers the ambulance arriving, and he remembers being lifted into the helicopter.”
Manley, interviewed Dec. 16, allegedly told the detective she became mad at Blanchard because he drank most of the beer and schnapps they had planned to share.
After an argument she left in a Blazer, and he went after her and climbed into the vehicle, the detective’s report said. She said she learned that night Blanchard had been airlifted, but said later she learned about the airlift the following day, the detective reported.
Arrested after the interview, Manley later posted $25,000 bond at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility.
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