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Wife Wanted for Dragging Husband on Highway

Lavetta Renee Graham

Lavetta Renee Graham

Newport News, Va., couple Lavetta Renee Graham and her husband Derrick Graham have apparently been having problems. They were in domestic court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing regarding assault charges against Lavetta for allegedly pepper spraying Derrick and stabbing him in the stomach on May 14, 2012. It must not have gone well for Lavetta, because when the two left, she got into his SUV and started to drive away. Derrick, who perhaps after the hearing felt that the whole pepper spray/stabbing thing was behind them, stepped in front of the vehicle to prevent her from leaving. She floored it and he jumped on the hood to stop her. Witnesses last saw Derrick clinging to the hood of his car for dear life as Lavetta accellerated and disappeared up the northbound ramp to Interstate 664. At some point Derrick fell off, and Lavetta kept driving. For all we know she’s still driving. Police say the 2003 Chevrolet Envoy has Missouri tags with vanity plate DCIPIP. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Virginia State Police at 757-424-6800. Derrick Graham is in fair condition at a local hospital.

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