Police: Woman chases ex-boyfriend in vehicle, then crashes

September 19, 2013
Christine Nicole Wallace-Jolly

A Canonsburg woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly chasing her ex-boyfriend and his current girlfriend in a vehicle through several communities and ramming the boyfriend’s vehicle before crashing into another car.

Christine Nicole Wallace-Jolly, 24, of 424 Highfield Ave., faces several charges for allegedly assaulting her former boyfriend and his girlfriend at a Houston residence before the chase began, state police said.

State police said Wallace-Jolly arrived at the home of David Campbell on Fairmont Avenue in Houston about 5:35 a.m. in search of her ex-boyfriend, Andre Lamar Gray, and his new girlfriend, Christine Marie Cain.

Wallace-Jolly reportedly started yelling at Cain before punching the other woman and pulling her hair. Campbell, Gray and Dustin Roberts then pulled Wallace-Jolly off Cain, police said. Wallace-Jolly then allegedly pulled out a knife and lunged at Cain, telling the other woman she would assault and kill her.

Gray reportedly pushed Wallace-Jolly back toward her vehicle. Cain and Roberts got into Cain’s car, where they were joined by Gray. Police said Roberts, who was driving Cain’s car, tried to get away but was followed by Wallace-Jolly, who was driving at a high speed. Police said the chase went thought Houston, Chartiers and South Strabane townships, and Washington.

While following the other car, Wallace-Jolly allegedly rammed it several times on Pike Street, Locust Avenue and other streets, causing major damage, police said.

Police said that while Wallace-Jolly was chasing the other car on Locust Avenue with the headlights off, she ran the stop sign at Wilbert Avenue in South Strabane, crashing into a vehicle driven by Jeffrey Malik of South Strabane. Both vehicles were disabled.

After the crash, South Strabane police said they found a folding knife in Wallace-Jolly’s pocket and spotted another pocketknife in plain view near the driver’s compartment of her car.

Police said Cain was advising 911 of what was happening during the entire chase. Police from South Strabane, Washington and East Washington assisted.

Jolly was arraigned before District Judge David Mark on two counts of aggravated assault, three counts of simple assault and reckless endangerment and one count each of terroristic threats and harassment, as well as several traffic violations. She was released from Washington County jail after posting a $25,000 percentage bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 2 before Mark.

Kathie O. Warco has covered the police beat and transportation for the Observer-Reporter for more than 25 years. She graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in journalism.

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