Bail for a Columbus Ohio woman who intentionally ran over a television reporter was set at $500,000 by a Franklin County Judge. Terresa Peters remains in the Franklin County Jail on charges of felonious assault after allegedly intentionally striking ABC-6 news reporter Steve Levine with her vehicle.
Levine was on W. Neff Ave. in Columbus and was attempting to interview Peters regarding people who were stealing packages left on porches of residents by mail carriers or delivery service employees. ABC-6 says that Peters struck Levine as she made her getaway in a Honda.
Witnesses gave officers a description of the car that struck Steve Levine. Several hours after police discovered the vehicle involved in hitting the ABC-6 reporter, Ms. Peters turned herself in to local authorities.
Levine sustained multiple injuries and underwent surgery October 30 at Grant Medical Center in Downtown Columbus for injuries to his leg as a result of being struck by the woman now accused of running over him.
Felonious assault in the State of Ohio is a second-degree felony with punishment of up to 8 years imprisonment (ORC 2929.14). Because she used a motor vehicle, she also faces class two suspension of her license, according to the Ohio Revised Code in ORC 2903.11. There is also the possibility she may face additional charges and potential punishment, based upon the fact she intentionally ran over Levine and due to her previous record of violence.
Peters has a history of more than 30 past arrests on charges which include robbery and assault. She is currently on probation after being found guilty in an assault case just last year.
Her trial date has not yet been released.