Thursday, September 20, 2018
(News 12 at 6 O’Clock / NBC 26 at 7)
GROVETOWN, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – News 12 is learning more about an alleged stabbing by an Uber driver in Grovetown that happened early Sunday.
Daniel Millard was in the passenger seat when things turned around during the Uber ride, but he wasn’t the one assaulted.
"The Uber driver showed up we all get in. Everything is fine and dandy. We are like we're going home. Great."
Things quickly changed from “great” to bad after he says Uber driver Shaunisha Brown made a few wrong turns on her way to Grovetown.
"She went down another wrong road and Amber just said, ‘just get us where we are going please,’ and the driver got offended by that I'll take it."
Millard says the driver slammed on the breaks and asked Amber, one of the victims, “what did you say to me?”
"Then, Amber said ‘just get us home please’. Then Amber said ‘we paid 100% for the ride so we want 100% of the ride.’ [Brown] slammed on her breaks again, and she said she doesn't need this, ‘get out of my vehicle.’ Amber is still demanding ‘please take us to our house, please take us to our house’," Millard walked us through the argument that unfolded.
Grovetown Police say the women were intoxicated, and one began to vomit in the car. That started an argument. The result was multiple stab wounds to the stomach and arm.
"Amber starts panicking, 'you stabbed her, you stabbed her.' She runs over to the car and sticks her head in the car and says, ‘you're not going to get away with this,’ and the driver reaches over and kind of looks like she smacks her, punches her."
Millard says they discovered another stab wound on one of the riders necks after the driver left.
"I look over and it's trickling out. Trickling out. Like flowing pretty steady."
Although he says the ride and the behavior was completely unacceptable, Millard says this won’t deter him from using Uber again.
The entire altercation took place in a Grovetown neighborhood just minutes from where two of the riders live.
News 12 has reached out to Uber, and a spokesperson responded with the following statement:
"What the police reported is appalling and not tolerated on the Uber app. This driver no longer has access to the app, and we will work with law enforcement to assist with their investigation."
As for Brown, she had her first day in court Monday, but as of 5:00 p.m. Thursday she was still sitting in jail on aggravated assault charges.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
GROVETOWN, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A woman who works as an Uber driver is charged with Aggravated Assault after allegedly stabbing a woman and her friend over the weekend.
Shaunisha Danielle Brown was arrested early Sunday morning in Grovetown.
According to an incident report, Brown was driving two women and a man in Grovetown when she got lost multiple times. Officials also tell News 12 one of the passengers started vomiting in the car, inebriated. One of the women and Brown started arguing on the 500 Block of Reynolds Drive.
At some point, Brown stabbed the two women with an X-Acto knife. Once Grovetown officers were on the scene the women were taken to a hospital.
Brown was found in her car shortly after on Harlem Grovetown Road, where she was arrested.
Brown remains behind bars Wednesday night.