Jamela Chatman Wiki – Jamela Chatman Biography
Jamela Chatman is an Idora Avenue woman who is in the Mahoning County jail after reports said she cut a woman off in traffic Saturday, dragged her from her car and beat her with a hammer in front of her children, then later bragged about it on Facebook.
She was booked into jail on a charge of aggravated robbery. She is expected to be arraigned later Monday in municipal court.
She is 27 years old.
The victim’s 5-year-old twins were in the back seat when Chatman forced her to stop her car, WKBN reported. Chatman reportedly took the woman’s car keys before she left the scene.
When Youngstown Police arrived on the scene, a woman checking on the victim showed them a Facebook live video Chatman made bragging about taking the victim’s keys and threatening her.
The victim told police that a passenger in Chatman’s car at one point tried to take her children out of the vehicle. That woman later told investigators she wanted to get the children out of harm’s way.
The woman had lacerations on her scalp and arms but refused medical attention.
Jamela Chatman Arrested
Officers determined Chatman’s identity and where she lived and arrested her there. Police reports said they found a hammer at home but did not locate the victim’s keys.
It’s not clear why Chatman pulled in front of the victim and forced her to stop.
Chatman was jailed on charges of felonious assault and aggravated burglary, according to Mahoning County jail records. She’s was ordered held on a $19,000 bond during a hearing on Monday.
Reports said when officers were on the scene, they learned Chatman made a Facebook live video bragging she took the victim’s keys. A woman who was nearby and checking on the victim showed police Chatman’s Facebook page where she made a video threatening the victim, reports said.
Reports said officers found out where Chatman lives and arrested her at her home. They found a hammer there but no keys, reports said.
The woman had cuts on her arm and her scalp but declined medical attention, reports said.