Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

June 16, 2014

Woman gets 2 to 10 years in Tractor Supply malicious assault case

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD —  A woman who was charged with running down a Tractor Supply employee in February of 2013 was sentenced Monday to two to 10 years in prison on a malicious assault charge.

A jury found Dustie Beller, 32, of Arnett, not guilty of attempted murder on April 15 but guilty of malicious assault and several other misdemeanor charges.

Beller appeared Monday before Circuit Court Judge William Sadler for sentencing, who denied a defense request for a new trial. Sadler also sentenced the woman to one year on each of the misdemeanor charges of a failure to stop and render aid, petit latency and conspiracy. Sadler also ordered for the sentences to run consecutively. Beller was ordered to report to jail in 10 days.

The victim in the case, Mackenzie Ansley, 21, of Ballard, was an employee of Tractor Supply in Bluefield at the time of the incident.

During the earlier trial, prosecutors alleged that Beller ran down  Mackenzie after another person stole a chainsaw from the store  on Feb. 8, 2013. Ausley later recovered from the injuries she received in the incident.