MIAMI (WSVN) - Miami Police have arrested Quantavia Samuel, 33, for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after a fight broke out between her son and another young man.
The incident took place at Jesse J. McCrary, Jr. Elementary, where Samuel allegedly rammed her SUV into her 12-year-old son while attempting to break up a fight he was having with another boy.
On Tuesday, Samuel appeared in court.
“You were arrested for aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon,” said a judge.
The altercation reportedly began when Samuel’s son, returning home from school, reported losing his book bag. Following a scuffle with two other juveniles at the school, the 12-year-old called his mother for assistance, telling her the juveniles were threatening him with a gun.
In response, Samuel swiftly drove her SUV to the location, aiming to intervene in the scuffle. Unfortunately, in her attempt to break up the fight, she accidentally ran over her own son.
“In an attempt to save her son, she drove her vehicle into the fight that apparently was taking place,” said Miami Police Officer Kiara Delva.
The two other juveniles told police they “observed a Toyota SUV driving towards them,” and then “ran out of the path of the vehicle.”
“They were able to immediately flee from the area and she ended up striking her very own son, sending him to Jackson Memorial Hospital,” Delva said.
When questioned about the incident, Samuel told detectives, “I was trying to get them off my son.” Delva expressed concern, stating, “Not only did she place her own child at risk, but also the general public.”
Following the incident, Samuel picked up her injured son and pursued the other two boys to a residence on Northwest Second Court. Law enforcement was alerted, leading to Samuel’s arrest.
The injured son was promptly taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Room with a leg laceration. He is expected to be OK.
Investigations revealed no evidence of the boys possessing a weapon.
Samuel remains in jail.
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