Woman accused of intentionally hitting probation officers with vehicle in Monroe

MONROE, N.C. — A woman has been arrested after intentionally hitting and injuring probation officers late Wednesday night, according to the Monroe Police Department.

Around 6:30 p.m., police said they received a 911 call at the North Carolina Probation and Parole Office in Monroe.

At the scene, police found two probation officers who had allegedly been hit by a vehicle being driven by 33-year-old Tanae Ramsey. She had two children in the car with her.

While responding to that incident, police received additional calls stating there was a careless and reckless driver on West Highway 74. The vehicle’s description matched the vehicle driven by Ramsey.

Ramsey was eventually taken into custody after being found running through a field with the two child passengers. One of those children had minor injuries, and they were both released to a family member. Police didn’t say if they were Ramsey’s children.

Both probation officers remain in the hospital with serious injuries, according to police.

‘Not something that normally happens’

Monroe police Capt. Steve Morton said almost the entire police department responded when the officers were hit.

“Every officer that was available last night went to that,” he said.

Police said Ramsey had reacted to probation officers telling her she was going to need an ankle monitor for violating her probation.

“She threw it into reverse, actually hit both of them, drug them several feet in the parking lot,” Morton described.

Ramsey eventually crashed into two cars on Rocky River Road, police said.

“She jumps out of the car, took both children with her running into a field,” Morton said.

He said officers chased Ramsey into the field where they arrested her.

“This is not something that normally happens,” Morton said.

State records show Ramsey was halfway through a three-year probation sentence for robbery with a dangerous weapon in 2021, but she’s been arrested six different times in the past two years by three different police departments in Mecklenburg County. The charges range from robbery to assault and resisting an officer.

One of those arrests led probation officers to require that ankle monitor on Wednesday.

Investigators said for driving over two government employees, Ramsey faces more serious charges resulting in a $1 million bond.

“If she would have just submitted to the ankle monitor, this wouldn’t have happened,” Morton said. “She would be at home. Instead, she’s in the Union County jail.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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