When the mother of two young children reportedly slammed her car into the vehicle in which her kids were passengers the alleged act was seen as intentional by the authorities.
On Friday, March 8, 22-year-old Kendra Kerry Boyd and the father of her children, 21-year-old Philip Clapp, were allegedly having an argument regarding their child custody arrangements.
Boyd and Clapp were both operating vehicles during the time period that their current fight had taken place, and their two children were riding in the car that their dad was driving.
Deputies were alerted about an accident that had taken place and they dispatched to the reported location where they found that both Boyd’s and Clapp’s cars seemed to have been involved in a collision with each other. They noted that two children, ages 2 and 4, were inside of Clapp’s vehicle.
After taking statements and assessing the scene, the deputies surmised that Boyd, who was reported as “driving recklessly,” had caused the accident on purpose by aiming her car at Clapp’s and accelerating until the vehicles made an impact.
The children were assessed and were reported as not being injured in any way.
Boyd was taken into custody at the scene and she is facing several charges including three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and two counts of child abuse for the allegations. Her bond was set at $20,000.
If you or someone you love is suspected of child abuse, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.