Woman accused of running down boyfriend appears in court

ANDERSON Co., S.C. (WSPA) — A woman who deputies say ran over a man with a pickup truck will remain in jail for now.

Sindy Blanton, 49, of Anderson has been charged with murder. Deputies say she intentionally ran over Billy Harris Jr.  on Tuesday afternoon. The coroner said Harris died later that afternoon at the hospital.

Blanton was denied bond Thursday in magistrate court.

Deputies found Harris unresponsive and laying on a chain link fence when they responded to a report that a woman had run over a male on Veterans Street, according to a report. Two women were fighting and witnesses pointed to Blanton, telling a deputy that she was the one who hit Harris.

Blanton began to flee the scene and resisted arrest, telling a deputy that she was not going to jail, the report states. Blanton complied with commands after she was Tased, according to the report.

Once Blanton was in custody, the deputy performed CPR on Harris who was unresponsive with massive trauma to his head. The deputy continued to perform CPR until emergency medical responders arrived and took Harris to the hospital.

Harris’ family tell 7News that the suspect is Harris’ girlfriend.

One of the relatives who attended Blanton’s bond hearing asked her why.

“I didn’t mean to kill him. I didn’t mean to run over him,” Blanton said.

If she’s found guilty of murder, Blanton faces 30 years to life in prison.

 

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