Broken Arrow woman accused of hitting man with baseball bat after crash

Woman accused of assaulting man with bat in Broken Arrow

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Broken Arrow Police arrested a woman who they say assaulted a man with a baseball bat after he rear-ended her.

Officers say Wednesday night around 8 p.m. a man accidentally rear-ended a woman’s car near Aspen and Kenosha. The man got out to exchange information with the woman, but instead, she came back with a baseball bat. Police say she hit him two times with the bat and then started hitting the hood of his car.

The woman then got back into her car and threw it in reverse, hitting his car, then drove off. Police say the man followed her to her house near Kenosha and Lynn Lane.

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The woman then went inside, then came back out with a gun. She shot two rounds into the rear passenger side of his car and told him to leave.

The suspect, Stephanie Manning, later told police she grabbed the bat because the man was acting aggressive toward her. She said she went inside to get her gun for protection.

Police say the woman never said the man made any threats, and she could have stayed home instead of returning with the pistol.

The victim had bruising on his stomach consistent with getting hit with a bat.

Manning was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless handling of a firearm, and possession of a firearm after conviction of a felony.