Woman charged with obstruction

Published 10:29 pm Friday, August 24, 2018

A woman who was involved in a crash last week has been charged with obstruction of justice in the course of a police investigation into an alleged assault after the crash.

Ashley Desirae Boswell, 23, is charged in the obstruction of justice, city spokeswoman Diana Klink stated in a response to questions about Boswell’s arrest.

The crash happened on the afternoon of Aug. 18 at the intersection of Kings Fork Road and Pruden Boulevard, Klink stated. Prior to the arrival of police officers, “a third party arrived on scene and allegedly assaulted two citizens involved in the accident,” Klink stated Friday.


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Boswell said at the scene that she knew who the subjects were “but was not cooperative in providing information to officers,” Klink stated.

Preliminary investigation in the crash found that a 2011 Hyundai Sonata driven by Boswell was traveling westbound on Kings Fork Road and attempted a left turn onto Pruden Boulevard, Klink stated previously. She failed to yield to oncoming traffic and crashed into a 2012 Buick Enclave driven by Larry Chavis, 66.

Klink stated previously that Chavis and his wife, Cindy Chavis, “were allegedly assaulted by an unknown male who had arrived on scene and left prior to the arrival of officers.”

The Chavises’ daughter, Courtney Nirneisen, said in a Facebook post last week that her father was slammed in the chest and knocked into a ditch. Her mother was grabbed by the arm and punched in the head, she said.

Klink said Friday the investigation is ongoing, and no more information is currently available.

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