Centralia woman accused of hitting man in the head with a car door on Friday 


A 40-year-old Centralia woman accused of hitting her boyfriend’s 20-year-old son in the head with a car door during an argument on Friday has been charged with second-degree assault. 

Amy Jencia Paulson was arrested after she called the police to report that the 20-year-old had shoved her to the ground in the 100 block of Sawall Avenue and then left with a relative, according to charging documents filed in Lewis County Superior Court on Monday. 

A Lewis County Sheriff’s Office deputy soon learned that the 20-year-old had been driven to Providence Centralia Hospital for treatment of a large laceration above his left eye. 

One of the witnesses questioned by law enforcement stated “he did not witness the event, but came outside when Paulson was on the ground and screaming” and saw the 20-year-old “bleeding from the head,” according to court documents. 

The 20-year-old and a witness reported the 20-year-old was attempting to get into a relative’s vehicle at the Sawall Avenue residence when Paulson initiated a verbal argument and slammed the car door into the 20-year-old’s head, “pinning it between the frame and the door,” according to court documents. The 20-year-old allegedly admitted to pushing Paulson down after he was hit in the head. 

She reportedly told a dispatcher “her tailbone hurt, but she did not request a medical response.” 

The 20-year-old required six sutures to close the laceration above his eye, according to court documents. 

Surveillance camera footage from a neighbor’s residence reportedly corroborates the witness accounts. 

The investigating deputy noted that “it appeared Paulson slammed the door into (the 20-year-old’s) head with both of her hands and used her upper body weight to add force,” according to charging documents. 

When questioned, Paulson allegedly “still insisted she was the victim.” 

Paulson was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail on Friday, May 17, but posted $10,000 bail over the weekend and was released prior to her preliminary hearing on Monday, May 20. 

All parties agreed Monday to allow Paulson to remain out of custody on the bail she already posted. 

Arraignment is scheduled for Thursday, May 23.
A no-contact order protecting the victim is in place.