CHALMETTE, LA (WVUE) - St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputies are searching for a woman wanted for attempted murder of a police officer after hitting a sheriff's deputy with a vehicle and dragging the deputy several feet. The incident occurred Saturday, just after 6:15 a.m. in the 8100 block of West Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette.
Police say that an off-duty deputy was on paid detail at a Wal Mart when the deputy tried to stop a shoplifter, who was stealing bottles of alcohol. The suspect, later identified as 40-year-old Antoinette Jacobs of New Orleans, ran to a car in the parking lot that was possibly left with the engine running, according to police.
The deputy attempted to stop Jacobs by reaching into the open driver's side door, but Jacobs put the car in reverse and quickly accelerated. As a result, the deputy was knocked to the ground and dragged several feet. Jacobs then put the car in drive and drove away. The deputy was brought to a local hospital and later released after receiving treatment for injuries sustained in the incident.
Investigators say that Jacobs has a history of shoplifting arrests and a felony conviction. She was last seen driving a black Pontiac sedan with a Louisiana license plate bearing XXS964.
If you have any information that could help police with this case, you are asked to call the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Department at 504-271-2501 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.