ST. BERNARD PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Accused of a brutal beating, three New Orleans women, including one recently arrested in Jefferson Parish in connection with a murder, are in custody in St. Bernard Parish.
They are accused of beating, pepper-spraying and robbing a woman they knew on August 21 in eastern St. Bernard Parish, according to St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann.
The three are charged with attempted murder and second-degree robbery.
The victim, 21, who also lives in New Orleans, told police she was attacked because she is dating the ex-boyfriend of one of her attackers.
The victim told police she was lured to a street in Violet by a friend of hers and two other women she knew to pick up clothing at a house on Angelique Drive.
When they arrived, the victim was attacked while still in the car.
One woman pepper-sprayed her and the others then pulled her out of the car and started beating and kicking her in the head and torso.
Her purse was also stolen in the incident.
The injured woman was taken for treatment at Tulane Medical Center and she may still require surgery, Pohlmann said.
The friend who drove the victim to Violet was identified as Jarrell Holmes, 22. Holmes was arrested in Jefferson Parish on August 24 in connection with a murder.
Holmes was transferred to the St. Bernard Parish Prison on September 3 and is being held on a $250,000 bond.
Holmes' sister, Akira Holmes, 20, is also being held without bond in St. Bernard Parish Prison.
A third woman, Trebrekiante "Breke" Wickem, 20, who the victim identified as the one who pepper-sprayed her, is being held in Orleans Parish, but will be transferred to St. Bernard parish.