Kenethia Elliott


An Aiken woman was charged last week in connection to a May incident where a man and woman reported she had tried to hit them with her car.

Kenethia Elliott, 27, is charged with two counts of first-degree assault and battery, malicious injury to personal property and simple larceny, $2,000 or less, according to jail records.

On May 18, Aiken County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to Nautilus Street and met with the victims who claimed Elliott had caused them to "fear for their lives," according to the report.

The male victim told deputies Elliott was his ex-girlfriend and she was "upset," police reported. He said Elliott showed up to his residence and became irate.

She allegedly drove her vehicle over a well-pump, used a shovel and bicycle helmet to cause damage the to the victim's vehicles and hit the male in the face, according to the report.

Elliott then reportedly tried to hit the male victim with her car, police said.

Alarmed, the female victim said she came outside and Elliott again tried to hit them with her car, deputies reported.

Deputies reported seeing a video on the victim's phone that showed Elliott stealing the male victim's clothes from his vehicle.

Investigators spoke with Elliott who denied the allegations and said she should be considered the victim.

Elliott was arrested June 6 and taken to the Aiken County detention center. She was released June 7 after posting a $26,375 bond, records show.

Tripp Girardeau is the crime and courts reporter with the Aiken Standard. Follow him on Twitter at @trippgirardeau.