Man critically injured after being run over by neighbor in southeast Houston

HOUSTON — A man was critically injured Tuesday after being run over by his neighbor while mowing the lawn at his southeast Houston home.

According to family members, Lee Preston was doing yard work in the 5900 block of Belneath at Crestmont around 1 p.m. when his neighbor, Pebbles J. Hines, "came out of nowhere" and struck him with her car.

The family says it was no accident and this was not the first time Hines attacked Preston.

The woman, who is said to suffer from mental illness, served time in prison after shooting Preston in the chest.

After being released in 2016, she moved back to her parents' home, which is directly next door to Preston.

Preston's family insists he has avoided all communication with her, and Tuesday's incident was unprovoked. They do not know why she is constantly targeting him and are equally disturbed as to why law enforcement allowed her to move into a home so close to her shooting victim.

"Regardless of her mental illness, she needs to serve time," said Shenette Vincent, cousin. "My family wants justice. The system is protecting her and not the victim "

Preston is in the ICU at Memorial Herman Hospital. He has suffered multiple injuries, including a broken thigh bone, a shattered arm, a fractured hip and a fractured neck. He is currently heavily sedated and they are praying he makes a full recovery.

Aside from aggravated assault, court records show Hines has had several other encounters with the law including theft from a person in 2006; a murder charge in 2005; and a charge for marijuana possession in 1997. The murder and possession offenses were dismissed.