Woman identified in alleged bleach attack; police seek son

Woman identified in alleged bleach attack; police seek son

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A 55-year-old woman was arrested Monday in connection with a bleach attack on two teenage girls.

The incident happened at 7:15 a.m. in the parking lot of the Quick Stop Service Station in the 3300 block of Carondelet Street.

The suspect, Deanna Rudison, faces two counts of aggravated battery.

According to police, an 18-year-old was standing in line inside the store when Rudison approached her aggressively, saying the teen skipped her in line. Moments later, a verbal altercation began between the two women.

The victim said she went out into the store parking lot to speak to her 15-year-old friend, when Rudison walked up holding two open bottles of bleach. Police said Rudison doused both victims in the face. Seconds later, a man walked up and identified himself as Rudison's son. The victim said the male threw her to the ground, breaking her arm. Both suspects then fled the area, although it is not known if they were on foot or in a car.

Both victims were treated at the hospital for the bleach exposure, while the 18-year-old was also treated for a broken arm.

During the course of the investigation, Rudison turned herself into detectives at the Sixth District police station.

The suspect's son, 27-year-old Jonathan Rudison, remains at large and is considered to be a person of interest.

This investigation is on-going.

The Sixth District Investigative Unit is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-6146.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org

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