SAN JOSE -- A San Jose woman wounded when a police officer shot her as she allegedly ran him down last month has an extensive criminal history that includes six felonies and 18 total cases in Santa Clara County, according to court records.
Robin Rebecca Fillie, 31, was arraigned Friday but did not enter a plea to two counts of assault with a deadly weapon -- one involving a police officer -- and one count of auto theft in connection with the March 27 confrontation. Fillie's court appearances had been delayed because she was being hospitalized for gunshot injuries.
A co-defendant and passenger in the car with Fillie, 21-year-old Samuel Rose, of San Jose, was arraigned March 31 and remains in Santa Clara County jail where he is being held without bail. He has a prior auto theft conviction.
Court records show Fillie served a prison sentence at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla stemming from a July 2008 hit-and-run conviction, that she has been twice convicted of auto theft and has also been arrested on suspicion of evading police. In January 2011 she was arrested after allegedly selling methamphetamine to a San Jose police officer in a sting that was launched after she tried to sell drugs to an undercover officer six months earlier.
On the day she was shot, it was not clear whether Fillie was aware an arrest warrant for her had been issued about two weeks earlier for a probation violation.
According to a police report, a resident reported his mother-in-law's Honda Civic stolen and the next day, March 27, spotted it in a driveway in the 1800 block of Almaden Road. He used his own vehicle to block it in while he called police, sparking a confrontation with the occupants of the stolen car, later identified as Fillie and Rose, who also had an active warrant for his arrest.
Officer Steven Nelms and another officer arrived and ordered the two out of the car at gunpoint, the report states. Fillie then allegedly drove head-on into the car of the man who called police, then put the Honda in reverse as Nelms was approaching on foot, knocking the 17-year police veteran into the bed of an adjacent parked truck.
Fillie accelerated for a second time toward the car blocking the driveway, and because it was still occupied by the man who called police, Nelms fired five shots at the Honda, police said. Fillie was hit by at least one bullet and Rose suffered a grazed thumb.
Both defendants are scheduled to return to court April 18.
Contact Robert Salonga at 408-920-5002. Follow him at Twitter.com/robertsalonga.