East Nashville woman charged in hit-and-run assault on ex-boyfriend


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A woman is accused of using a vehicle to assault her ex-boyfriend outside of an East Nashville home.

Maria Garza, 36, was arrested Monday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to an arrest report, Metro police were dispatched to a home on Douglas Avenue for a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian.

The victim told officers that the exes were involved in an argument, and when they stepped outside, Garza locked the door and refused to allow him back inside.

The paperwork states the victim “attempted to enter the residence by climbing onto a garbage can and enter through the bedroom window.”

As the suspect was trying to leave the residence in her vehicle, her ex-boyfriend said she instructed him to “get down off the garbage can or else.” 

When the victim refused, the suspect is accused of ramming the garbage can with her vehicle, which caused her ex to fall onto the hood of the car.

He suffered minor injuries.

Garza reportedly left the scene but was eventually arrested without incident.

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