Attempted Murder and Kidnapping Ends In Single-Car Accident

An automobile accident reveals attempted murder and kidnapping in the early hours of July 4, 2011.

At 7:00 a.m. the police dispatch service of Riley County, Kansas received a call about a single-vehicle injury accident. The vehicle, a tan Dodge Neon, had been traveling west on Marlatt Avenue when it left the road near the intersection of Seth Child Road.

The vehicle travelled through the grass, became airborne before it struck a ditch and stopped in the middle of the southbound lanes on Seth Child Road. Riley County police officers and Kansas Highway patrol responded to the scene to find two women in the vehicle, one with a stab wound to the hand.

Both women were transported to Mercy Regional Hospital where they were treated and released. Further investigation revealed a bizarre twist.

Just ten minutes before the accident, officers from the Riley County Police Department had also responded to reports of a woman bleeding from her hand at an apartment on 201 Seventh St. in Ogden. A witness at the scene reported that the woman had gotten into a tan Neon with another woman and left the scene.

Elizabeth Jewel Heaven, 28, of Ogden had allegedly stabbed Radia Cheyenne Quinton, 21, in a domestic dispute then abducted Quinton in the tan Neon. Quinton reported that Heaven intentionally drove the vehicle off the roadway, resulting in the accident at Marlatt Avenue and Seth Child Road.

Police have not filed an accident report but Heaven was arrested with two counts of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery and several traffic violations. Her bond is set at $100,000.

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