Police arrest woman who borrows, then keeps car, threatens owner

LAVERKIN — A LaVerkin woman was arrested Monday on charges of criminal mischief, threats of violence and unlawful control of a motor vehicle after she failed to return a car she borrowed, caused damage to the car and also became violent toward the car’s owner.

Charlie Patricia Nelson, 21, of LaVerkin, was arrested after LaVerkin Police Officer Amber Crouse was dispatched to a report of a female smashing the windshield of a man’s vehicle with a crowbar on Monday, according to the probable cause statement filed by Crouse in support of the arrest.

“I made contact with the male and he stated he allowed Charlie Nelson to take his vehicle to Walgreens and a counseling session and she never returned it,” Crouse said in the statement.

Charlie Patricia Nelson, of La Verkin, booking photo posted Oct. 6, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News
Charlie Patricia Nelson, of LaVerkin, Utah, booking photo posted Oct. 6, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Nelson had the car for four days, the probable cause statement said. The man said he did not report the car as stolen because Nelson had her young child in the vehicle. He said he had texted Nelson several times telling her to bring the car back, also informing her that he needed the car to get to a job interview.

“The male stated he went to her residence to get the car and she yelled at him and threatened to blow his head off,” Crouse said in the statement. “A witness also stated that Charlie told the male if she had a gun she would blow his head off.”

Nelson smashed the car’s windshield with a crowbar and also broke the review mirror, broke the vehicle’s key and broke the man’s prescription glasses, both the man and a witness reported.

Crouse contacted Nelson at her residence, and Nelson admitted to being angry when she broke the car windshield. However, she told Crouse she did not remember making threats to the man.

“She stated her son broke the glasses and she broke the key in the door,” Crouse said in the statement.

Nelson told Crouse the male victim was a friend of her dad’s and that he had told her the car was for her.

“She stated she didn’t know why she did this,” Crouse wrote in the statement.

Nelson was arrested and booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility on charges of unlawful control of a motor vehicle, a third-degree felony; criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor; and threats of violence, a class B misdemeanor.

In an email to St. George News, Crouse said because the arrest was made after the incident occurred at Nelson’s home, Nelson’s child was left in the care of his legal guardian.

Nelson remains in custody with bail set at $6,166 at the time of this publication.

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17 Comments

  • sagemoon October 8, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Yep, she needs counseling. Lots of it.

  • My Evil Twin October 8, 2014 at 10:48 am

    “I made contact with the male and he stated he allowed Charlie Nelson to take his vehicle to Walgreens and a counseling session and she never returned it,” Crouse said in the statement.
    Looks like the counseling session didn’t work, neither did the meds she got at Walgreens. . .
    “She stated she didn’t know why she did this,” Crouse wrote in the statement.
    Because she is a nut case? And a dumb one at that?

  • Mckayla October 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Actually she’s just fine the guy Said he bought the car for her and she had an extra set of keys but he just wanted sex from her but she said no and that’s why he wanted the car back, and I’m pretty sure she wasn’t the only one saying threatening things.

  • Mckayla October 8, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    But that is what I was told by people that Actually know the story so it’s not all because she’s a nut or crazy

    • My Evil Twin October 8, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      But that isn’t what I was told by my brother-in-law’s third cousin’s aunt twice removed! She said that gal is nutz! Or maybe it was my sister-in-laws fourth cousin’s uncle six times removed. Anyhow this person was telling that person, who told another person, that they really did have the full story.

  • Counselor October 8, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I am the counselor. I told her to take the car and meds in order to invoke a conversation between them.

  • JAR October 8, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Do you think half the folks making comments on this article are in need of some medicine? (my 3rd cousin, on my 4th wife’s side, who also resides in LaVerkin) niece,
    is laughing uncontrollably reading this article. She wants some of that medicine sold at Walgreen too.

  • that guy October 8, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    What someone told you means nothing it is called hearsay. No one will give it a second thought. As any fool can make up gossip to stir things up. No where did I read that is why she did it. She said ” I don’t know why I did it” That in it self screams whacko…

  • Saddlesore October 8, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    She certainly attractive enough to make a straight man give her the car and an extra set of keys. A full tank of tank of gas. Just to get the phone number of her uncle.

  • Koolaid October 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Thar sho be sum mighty fine women and men in Dixie!

  • groanattack October 8, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Put her mug in your memory bank with a heading, Do Not Befriend This Gal!

  • Shiloho October 8, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    What’s up my lil bitc koolaid stick wit the home boy stick. U can’t be taken no whitey talk. U know u be to lazy. Anuchating properly be way to harda work for the welfare. By the way is this women related to Bruce Lee. She show look like ugly.

  • betcha October 8, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Nelson admitted to being angry when she broke the car windshield. However, she told Crouse she did not remember making threats to the man. Hmmm, I’m glad she didn’t get mad or have a weapon, she will need some anger management and oh oh, who will pay her bail?? Poor thing is in trouble, just because she wanted a sugar daddy that would give her a car and now everything is ruined

  • Bobber October 8, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    From my time spent living in LaVerkin, it isn’t exactly the cream-of-the-crop of humanity, but it can be nice and quiet there…

  • crazybit. October 21, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    I think everyone that wasn’t there when this happened needs to keep they’re comments to themselves. None of you know what happened and none of you know this girl or the man or what really went on. It’s pathetic that you people can judge someone you know nothing about. And all the chargers were dropped!… so seems to me as there was some lying that went on! It disgusts me that any of you think you have a right to judge someone off of media. And to whoever wrote this article count your blessings!.

  • Amber October 22, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    first, how many of you know either of the people involved in this story? Cuz I personally know this girl and have known her for years. If she did something she would say she did it; if she hit someone she would say she hit them. She sure as … wouldn’t deny it, I know that! There isn’t one time she hasn’t done everything she could to help someone. And here’s the kicker; NONE of you were there, you don’t know what happened. You saw it on the … Internet! Small minded …
    Ed. ellipses.

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