As of Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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Jazzmine Nicole Patterson
SUWANEE -- An argument between a Lawrenceville woman and the father of her child escalated into a hit-and-run spree where the woman reportedly struck the man's vehicle two or three times with her own, police said.
The incident took place at the Movie Tavern at 2855 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road just before 10:30 p.m. on Saturday night where the crowded parking lot was full of parked vehicles and pedestrians. Jazzmine Nicole Patterson, driving a purple Honda Accord, pursued the father of her child and another woman through the parking lot before she struck their vehicle, a Suwanee Police report said.
The man told police he initially saw Patterson and three friends leaving his uncle's house earlier in the day. Patterson said they had an argument.
Patterson was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault, hit-and-run and failure to stop and render aid, reckless driving and having less than an ounce of marijuana.
An officer said damage to Patterson's vehicle was to the front left bumper, front center bumper right corner of the bumper and to the hood. Patterson told police the damage happened at work two weeks ago. Her father, who arrived to take possession of the vehicle, said some of the damage was from a previous incident.
"After speaking with all parties involved, I determined that Jazzmine was the primary aggressor and placed her into custody," the officer wrote.
Patterson was released from the Gwinnett jail on Monday on $25,000 bond.