5/16/07 -- Newalla, OK - Ever wonder why people seem hesitant to come to the aid of others in need? Well, a Newalla man is probably wishing he had hesitated before confronting a crash victim who may have had one to many.
According to court records, Rhonda Jean Green-Thomas, 41, was driving in the 17000 block of Valley View Rd. in Newalla when she lost control and crashed into a ditch.
The crash was witnessed by Kevin Rogers.
Rogers approached the scene and noticed Green appeared to be intoxicated. Fearing she was trying to leave the scene and drive away, Rogers seized Green's keys and told her he was calling police.
Green apparently was going to have none of that as she promptly produced a pistol from her waistband.
Allegedly, Green fired at least one round at Rogers as he grabbed her arm.
As Rogers was walking back to his home, he reported that Green came up behind him an struck him in the head.
Rogers was able to flag down a passing firetruck. The firemen then detained Green until police arrived.
Police report that when they tried to speak to Green she became combative and would only yell "vulgarities" at them.
With the aid of a bomb sniffing dog, Green's gun was found in a wooded area near the scene.
Last week, Green was charged with felony assault and battery with a deadly weapon and carrying a weapon while under the influence.
UPDATE: On 6/8/07 Green was sentenced to 10-years suspended.