Clay Co. woman, 25, accused of endangering children & assault on ex & ex’s girlfriend

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EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. -- A 25-year-old woman is charged in Clay County Court with two counts of misdemeanor assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child after police say she tried to ram into her ex-husband's girlfriend and their vehicle during an exchange of the couple's children.

The alleged victim, Ashley Stocklaufer claims that on March 1, 2015, Tyler Cathey was picking her up from the grocery store at 1645 Kearney Road. She says as she exited the store and was getting into the passenger side of the vehicle, Amber Cathey sped across the parking lot, nearly striking Stocklaufer.

Stocklaufer says she quickly got into her boyfriend's vehicle and he tried to exit the parking lot. In the probable cause statement, Stocklaufer says Amber Cathey again sped across the parking lot toward them, nearly striking the vehicle.

Tyler Cathey also told police that their two children were inside Amber Cathey's vehicle while she was allegedly driving erratically.

Conviction on each charge could land her in prison for a year each.

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