DEPUTIES: Mom Rams Husband's Truck In School Parking Lot

The mother of a 12 year old spent the night in jail after deputies say she rammed her husband's vehicle in the school parking lot.

Carteret County deputies say Kari Edwards showed up Monday afternoon at Broad Creek Middle School in Newport, apparently thinking her husband was trying to pick up their son. The woman thought the child was already in the pickup truck, so she tried to disable the vehicle so it couldn't drive away, according to a news release. The Sheriff's Office says the couple is currently separated.

The child was actually standing outside and deputies say he saw the entire thing, along with an off-duty deputy sheriff.

The 46-year-old mother is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with a minor present, aggressive driving and injury to property.

Edwards went before a district judge this morning and posted a $10,000 bond. A condition of her release is that Edwards have no contact with her estranged husband.

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  • by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 06:26 AM
    Fact is she was arrested and now has three charges on her, and he was not arrested. Had he been "kidnapping" the child he would have been arrested, but he was not. You do not see him with any charges now do you? This is a sick woman, and anyone who knows her will agree. Very very disturbed lady.
  • by mommaof2 Location: garner on Feb 10, 2012 at 03:40 PM
    Seems a lot of commenters are 'holier than though' . Why think the dad is an angel and she should be thrashed? She did what she felt like she had to do in the moment to get her child. He called and didn't want to go with the dad. So there is more than we know about going on. Most mothers love there child beyond anything. That love is any decent mother's hot very hot button. Some property damage is nothing as long as the child is safe. Many of you seem to think a child is like a t.v. or an Ipad, that a parent should be calm and cool no matter what. Mothers are geneticall wired
    to forget rules or social stigma and preserve and protect their children. I hope her judge is lenient. She possibly never did a thing wrong before this yet some of you are being just cruel and out of touch with the real world. I.m sorry for you if you've never known that kind of love. She should be reprimanded,pay his damages and allowed to move on for her and her son's sake.
  • by Annoyed Location: Phoenix on Feb 9, 2012 at 08:19 AM
    Wow, it's amazing how much people have to say about this when they know none of the facts. There is a custody arrangement in place. Contrary to the way this is being portrayed, this couple has been separated for a very long time- years. The father did not have the right to take the child from the school at the time. The son called the mother because he knew it was not his dad's day to pick him up. You tell me what mother would not have done everything in her power to protect her scared son? Let's rememember that there are always two sides to a story. Divorce is ugly. And a woman will do anything to protect her children.
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      by Tired on Feb 10, 2012 at 08:57 AM in reply to Annoyed
      Protect her child? Is there a reason the child needs to be protected from his Dad? I think not. Way to many women think they own their children and try to demonize the Fathers just as you attempted with your post.
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        by Annoyed on Feb 10, 2012 at 09:16 AM in reply to Tired
        The mother wouldn't have been there had the child not called her. Children need rules and routines. Obviously the child was alarmed that something out of his routine was happening, hence the reason he called his mother to the school. The child needs to be "protected" from the drama in his family by the parents obeying the schedule set forth in the custody arrangement.
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      by M on Feb 10, 2012 at 09:19 AM in reply to Annoyed
      Agree, if the father wasn't following the outline of the agreements made in the divorce/custody settlement, then the kid did the right thing with calling his mom. However, the mom hitting the ex-husband's truck seems a bit overboard, but then again how can one judge another person's actions in situations such as this.
  • by I think she is trashy on Feb 8, 2012 at 06:02 PM
    I would leave the State if I were her. I bet the kids are embarrassed for her......
  • by PD Location: NC on Feb 8, 2012 at 05:42 PM
    It's obvious from the video that she didn't "ram" the truck as stated, more like she sideswiped the front bumper to keep him from pulling out. I don't think she intended to hit the truck believing as she did that her son was in it, and I'd wager the truck didn't even suffer much damage. Yes, it was a rash act and I'm sure in retrospect she'd do it differently, but she doesn't deserve to be crucified. There's not a one of us who hasn't made mistakes or done something we wish we hadn't. Fortunately for some there wasn't a police officer watching that mistake unfold or you might have found yourself as front page news. He who is without sin cast the first stone.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 8, 2012 at 02:42 PM
    Believe me...she regrets it. No one wants to be this kind of local celebrity.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 8, 2012 at 11:17 AM
    Shame on anyone cheering this woman on. For no reason other than saving your child from GRAVE danger should you ever run into another vehical in an attempt to stop it. She could have killed someone! This child was not in GRAVE danger. The only person who placed their child in GRAVE danger was his out of control Mother. By no means should this woman be alone with this child, she's obviously lost her grip on reality. Would you let your child sleep over at her house? After she admitted she intentionally rammed a vehical, which she thought contained her OWN SON! No, you most certainly would not. She needs to be punished criminally. Just because she gave birth to a boy doesn't mean she's a MOTHER. How many of you would charge your X husband in your car at your childs school thinking your child was in the vehical? Not one of you would and if you say you would then your just as crazy at that woman is.
  • by protrucker Location: gville on Feb 8, 2012 at 09:03 AM
    Maybe this woman should consider what just happened when man set house on fire and killed himself and his children. A man cant take but so much. I love my wife and my children but she best not ever tell me I cant see them. Thats just wrong . Especially if he loved them. Parents should always do whats best for the children.
  • by wow Location: nc on Feb 8, 2012 at 07:43 AM
    I bet that the other person in the truck was a FEMALE friend and she went crazy
  • by shonuff on Feb 8, 2012 at 07:10 AM
    Some really ignorant post on here. Most of you are willing to give custody of this child to the father without knowing the first thing about him, but just based on the fact that his truck got rammed. You have no idea what may have happened leading up to this point. Divorce is ugly, always has been, and will most likely always be. To Lynda and concerned mom, you have learned a lot about the bias press as you have taken it upon yourselves to rip this woman apart. Shame on you. Hope your husbands don't decide to leave you for a more NONjudgmental partner. I'm positive you have NEVER said or done anything in front of your children that you wish you hadn't. Karma is waiting.
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      by Lynda on Feb 8, 2012 at 11:02 AM in reply to shonuff
      First of all it does not matter what happened before she decided to ram his truck. She has no right to take the law into her own hands. Second, I did not slam her. She slammed herself when she CHOOSE to assult her husband with a deadly weapon. Her actions spoke loud and clear. She is clearly violent and deserves jail time and anger management. If it were a man, you would not have the "compassion" you appear to be showing. And if this is how she deals with her anger, she does not need to be raising a child. Finally, you are correct, I can control my anger and I have never assaulted anyone at anytime, ever! Adults do not settle issues with violence. And my husband agrees with me 100 percent. He says she's a nutcase and needs to be taken off the streets. This whole thing could have ended in a death. It is not to be taken lightly.
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      by Mom on Feb 8, 2012 at 11:59 AM in reply to shonuff
      No matter what lead up to it she should not have done this at a school to humiliate her son and put other students in danger. No excuse.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 8, 2012 at 02:14 PM in reply to Mom
        I agree with Mom and Lynda. Now what if his truck would have ran into another car with kids or into someone period after she rammed it, alot of people could have been hurt.

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