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Published March 30, 2011, 09:10 AM

ND woman accused of ramming husband's vehicle

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman who pleaded guilty three years ago to making threats at her children's school is now accused of chasing her husband through central Bismarck with her three children in the back seat of her vehicle and ramming his vehicle, sending it into a house.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman who pleaded guilty three years ago to making threats at her children's school is now accused of chasing her husband through central Bismarck with her three children in the back seat of her vehicle and ramming his vehicle, sending it into a house.

No one was hurt in the Monday night incident, but damage to the two vehicles was estimated at $15,000, The Bismarck Tribune reported. A damage estimate for the house was not immediately available.

Judge Sonna Anderson set bond at $2,500 for Ella Bowen-Davis, 43, of Bismarck, on a felony reckless endangerment charge and restricted her contact with her children. Bowen-Davis said in court that she and her children were chasing her 50-year-old husband, Gary Bowen, because he had taken money from her.

"Me and my children were chasing our rent money," she said. "I can't lie and say it didn't happen. It happened."

Bowen-Davis said she planned to hire an attorney to represent her.

In the school case in Mandan, Bowen-Davis pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. She initially faced a felony terrorizing charge for allegedly making remarks about a "blood bath" at the elementary school after going there in September 2007 to talk with a principal about a bus driver. She was given a suspended 10-day jail term and a year of probation.

Police say Bowen-Davis also has a criminal history in Tennessee and West Virginia, though Bowen-Davis said she has never been to West Virginia.

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