A woman who allegedly tried to run over an officer near Warren County High School as her boyfriend dashed to temporary freedom has been bound to the grand jury on felony assault charges.
The woman, Heather D. Fralix, 38, was bound to the grand jury on charges of aggravated assault and evading arrest after waiving her right to a preliminary hearing before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke.
Her charges come after deputies tried to stop her near Warren County High School last month. They had spotted her passenger, Jeff Hodges, 40, and knew he was wanted on burglary charges. Officers say Fralix refused to pull over and instead started driving at a slow speed. Hodges, who has a long history of being a fugitive from justice, climbed out of her sunroof and jumped from the slow-moving car.
Officers gave chase but Hodges was able to evade capture. He was caught one week later hiding at a relative’s house in White County. He is awaiting his day in court on those charges.
Meanwhile, after letting Hodges jump from her car, Fralix continued to evade and nearly ran over a deputy as she was getting stopped near the gym entrance to Warren County High School. The schools were locked down for a short time while police chased Hodges.
Fralix had her bond reduced to $15,000 during her appearance before the bench Tuesday. She faces three to six years in prison on the aggravated assault charges.