Hearing today in bus driver assault casePublished 9:37am Tuesday, September 4, 2012
CHESAPEAKE — A Proctorville woman who allegedly attacked a Fairland bus driver and a student Aug. 31 will be arraigned today in Lawrence County Municipal Court in Chesapeake.
Jamie L. Qualls, of 30, County Road 12, is charged with one count of felonious assault and one count of misdemeanor assault. She remains in the Lawrence County Jail.
Authorities said early Friday morning, Qualls reportedly got on a school bus that had stopped to pick up her children. Qualls allegedly began to quarrel with and swear at the bus driver, who ordered Qualls to get off the bus. The driver told authorities when he tried to radio for help, Qualls allegedly grabbed his microphone out of his hand and struck him again before allegedly assaulting a 10-year old boy who was also riding the bus.