Woman accused of hitting boyfriend with car in Fayetteville

Shirley Jean Paulk (image courtesy Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)

Police have charged a Fayetteville woman with intentionally running over her boyfriend with a car on Christmas Eve.

It happened in the 5700 block of Aftonshire Drive.

Investigators said 26-year-old Shirley Jean Paulk argued with 26-year-old Tracy Douglas Peterson and she hit him with the vehicle. Further details were not released.

Paulk was booked into the Cumberland County Detention Center on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

Peterson suffered minor injuries.

Police are looking for witnesses who may have seen what happened. Anyone with is asked to contact Sergeant G. Womble at (910) 916-2764 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type "4Tip" followed by your message).

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