CAR CRIME: Maryland Woman Arrested For Mowing Down Older Man After Rejecting His Advances

A Maryland woman has been arrested for killing an older man with his own car after reportedly turning down his sexual advances.

The incident took place on Maiden Choice Lane, in Baltimore County, in the US state of Maryland, at around 3pm on 10th April.

Katie Foster, 25, has been charged with first-degree murder for killing Joseph Dawson, 52, following an argument.

Katie Foster from Maryland who is accused of allegedly killing Joseph Dawson, the man who propositioned her for sex, by running him over with his car. (Baltimore County Police Department/Newsflash)

In a statement obtained by Newsflash, Baltimore County Government said on 11th April: “On Sunday, April 10, at approximately 3 p.m., Baltimore County Police officers responded to the 1200 block of Maiden Choice Ln., 21229 for a report of a motor vehicle collision with injuries.

“When officers arrived, they located the victim, 52-year-old Joseph Dawson. Medics transported Dawson to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

“Detectives later determined that Dawson was involved in an argument with a suspect on Maiden Choice Lane near Leeds Avenue.

“During the argument, the suspect struck Dawson with a vehicle and then left the location.

“During the course of their investigation, detectives identified 25-year-old Katie Foster as the suspect.”

The Baltimore authorities added: “Foster was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. She is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bond.”

The street where Katie Foster from Maryland allegedly killed Joseph Dawson who propositioned her for sex by running him over with his car. (Google Maps/Newsflash)

The suspect reportedly told the police that she smoked cocaine with the victim earlier that day when he propositioned her for sex.

Charging documents said she declined Dawson’s offer and got into another man’s car, prompting the victim to chase them.

Dawson and the other man started fighting and Foster jumped into the victim’s car and hit the gas pedal, according to charging documents. She claimed she was just trying to get away from the victim.

Reports said Dawson had been pinned under his own car. The victim was taken to hospital, where he was later declared dead.

Baltimore County detective Trae Corbin said: “We do not believe this was an accident. We believe this was an intentional act committed by Ms. Foster.”

Foster’s preliminary hearing has been set for 6th May.