Teen convicted of trying to run over her brother with a VW bug

Aaron Krause • Nov 4, 2012 at 8:16 AM

A local teenager accused of trying to run over her brother with a vehicle on their property has been convicted of a felony.

Taylor L. Cress, 19, of 4605 Willard West Road, Willard, pleaded guilty Friday in Huron County Common Pleas Court to attempted aggravated vehicular assault.

Cress was originally charged with felonious assault and aggravated vehicular assault in connection with the July 7 incident.

Authorities have said Cress was driving a 2003 yellow Volkswagen Beetle recklessly when she hit her 24-year-old brother Michael while on their property.

"There was an apparent argument between the brother and sister," Huron County Sheriff's Lt. Mike Cooksey said earlier.

"They have quite a bit of property there, so the sister then began doing doughnuts in the front yard," he said. "The mother and sister then had words about her driving."

A LifeFlight helicopter flew the brother to a Toledo trauma center to be treated for his unspecified injuries. Michael Cress was standing on the east side of the house when he was hit by the vehicle.

"As far as we know, it was an intentional act," Cooksey said.

Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said Cress' brother was treated and released from a hospital and was not seriously injured.

"We think this is a fair resolution of this case," Leffler said. "We hope she reigns in her temper."

Cress will be sentenced Dec. 12.

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