Update: Suspect Wanted For Intentionally Ramming Car Into SUV Has Been Arrested


UPDATE – July 31st: Smithfield Police have located and arrested Kendrick Hobbs on the assault warrant.

SMITHFIELD – A Smithfield woman said she was assaulted after returning from her neighbors home to borrow laundry detergent.

Smithfield Police said they were called to a home on E. Rose Street around 4:00am Sunday to investigate the assault.  The 38 year-old female victim said she had just returned from a neighbors house when a male acquaintance allegedly began arguing with her.  The victim said she got into her Nissan SUV in an attempt to leave the residence when the man got into a 2011 Chevy Camaro and intentionally rammed her SUV twice, causing an estimated $4,000 in damage.

The male, identified by police as 47 year-old Kendrick Lamon Hobbs of East Street, Smithfield, approached the driver’s side of the SUV to confront the woman again, but realizing she was on the cell phone talking with a 911 dispatcher he fled on foot. Once located, Hobbs will be charged with the assault.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Kendrick Lamon Hobbs of Smithfield is asked to contact Smithfield Police at 919-934-2121.  The victim in the case was not injured.