ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — The Menards employee who was hit by a woman fleeing the scene on Sept. 25 will undergo rehab at a Colorado facility.
According to the Metro West Fire Protection District, Michelle Arthur will be transferred from St. Louis to Denver this week for rehabilitation at Craig Hospital. The hospital specialized in brain and spinal cord injuries.
Earlier this month, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued charges on 31-year-old Debbie Penn for one count of first-degree robbery, armed criminal action, stealing and fourth-degree assault.
According to the probable cause statement, Penn’s children were seen exiting Menards with a cart full of merchandise and then loading them into her car. She was approached by a woman and man as she got into her car. The man took a picture of her car and she snatched his phone away. Arthur stood in front of her car to prevent her from leaving. Penn drove straight into her. Arthur landed on top of Penn’s car as she drove away at a high rate of speed and landed on the ground, causing her to hit her head. Arthur suffered multiple skull fractures and a brain bleed.
Penn is being held on a $250,000 cash-only bond.
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