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Mary Ellen Castor

A mother and daughter were arrested early Friday morning after the mother allegedly bashed her Chrysler into a Chevy Blazer.

Police spokesman Rodney Brown said at around 2:15 a.m., police went to the area of Sixth and Poplar, where a woman was reportedly hitting someone with her fists. 

Officers arrived to learn that Mary Castor, 48, intentionally hit the driver’s side of an occupied Chevy Blazer with her car, a Chrysler 300.  One of the three occupants, a 43-year-old man, said Castor got out of her vehicle, went to the Blazer, reached inside and hit him in the face, according to the police report.

Brown said two women in the Blazer, one 35-years-old and the other 15-years-old, were not injured, but the man complained of facial pain after he was hit by Castor. Following further investigation, police determined there was probable cause to charge Castor with attempted first-degree assault as well as third-degree domestic assault, and take her to jail. She was also cited for willful reckless driving.

While investigating the incident, Mary Castor’s daughter Jessica, 19, arrived and approached the officers and victims.  She began screaming and interfering with the investigation, at which point she was also arrested and jailed, charged with disturbing the peace.

Mary Ellen Castor paid the required 10 percent of a $10,000 bond Monday and was released from jail, pending trial.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 5/11/2014
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