Lisa Michelle O’Quinn Wiki – Lisa Michelle O’Quinn Bio
Lisa Michelle O’Quinn was arrested in Elizabeth City Monday night for allegedly beating protesters with her car, and police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.
She is a native of Greenville. Lisa was charged with two assaults with a lethal weapon with intent to kill, a reckless and reckless drive count, and a dangerous movement count.
She is 41 years old.
The incident occurred at approximately 6:45 p.m. ET at an intersection in Elizabeth City, a small coastal town some 90 miles northeast of Greenville. According to the Elizabeth City Police Department, people were holding a peaceful demonstration to call for transparency in the fatal shooting of a resident, Andrew Brown Jr., when a motorist hit two protesters.
An ambulance transported the victims — identified as Michelle Fleming Morris and Valerie Lindsey, both 42 and Elizabeth City — to the nearby Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. They were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and subsequently released by police.
The motorist — identified as 41-year-old Lisa Michelle O’Quinn of Greenville — was taken into custody and charged with two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill, one count of careless and reckless driving, and one count of unsafe movement. According to police, she was being held at the Albemarle District Jail on a $40,000 secured bond and had an initial court appearance set for Thursday. It was unknown whether she had obtained legal representation.
“The police department is currently investigating this matter, and we will be presenting facts and findings in this case to include potential aggravating factors for criminal enhancements for potential sentencing purposes of a hate crime involving this event,” the Elizabeth City Police Department said in a statement Tuesday.
Widespread protests have been taking place in Elizabeth City and across the country since April 21 when Brown, a 42-year-old unarmed Black man, was shot to death in his car by local sheriff’s deputies who were attempting to serve him two arrest warrants and a search warrant in connection with a felony drug investigation. Brown’s family claims he was “executed” as he tried to drive away to save his own life.