A bad day got even worse for a Stuart woman who had two encounters with law enforcement officials within 24 hours.
In the first instance, deputies found she had been stuck to a car bumper in a driveway, after she said her boyfriend had repeatedly backed a vehicle into her.
The next day, undercover officers arrested her on charges that she tried to illegally buy oxycodone pills outside a supermarket.
They say she called an undercover detective's cell phone to inquire about purchasing oxycodone, a pain reliever similar to morphine. The drug is a controlled substance, available by prescription only.
The pair agreed that Ms. Sereby would meet the "dealer" outside a Winn-Dixie supermarket on U.S. 1, where she would purchase two pills at $12 each.
"(She) was taken into custody, negotiating to buy more pills," the arresting officer wrote in an affidavit.
The incident that led to the felony charge was Ms. Sereby's second encounter with deputies that week.
Fewer than 24 hours earlier, officers arrested her 31-year-old live-in boyfriend, Victor Eric Rivera, on a charge of domestic aggravated assault.
Deputies say they responded to the couple's Stuart home on a late-night domestic violence call on April 21.
They learned that Ms. Sereby had been stuck to a car bumper in the driveway during an attack. She told them she'd been arguing with Mr. Rivera, who got into the car to drive away. When she stood behind the car, he struck her with the vehicle, causing her leg to get caught in the bumper.
Ms. Sereby told investigators she fell to the ground, but Mr. Rivera backed in and out of the driveway at least five times, while she was stuck to the vehicle.
The woman's roommate told investigators he came out of the house when he heard her screaming for help. He said her boyfriend fled the scene at that time.
Investigators said the roommate helped free Ms. Sereby from the car. They found that she had bruises on her left leg, but officers on the scene said she refused medical care.
Officers later found Mr. Rivera, Ms. Sereby's boyfriend of about a year, and arrested him on the felony charge.
At press time, the couple was held at the Martin County Jail, pending $5,000 bond for Ms. Sereby and $20,000 for Mr. Rivera.