Keondra McNeely

Keondra McNeely


An 18-year-old woman was arrested Friday after two acquaintances said she attacked them Oct. 5, cutting one in the the throat and stabbing them both multiple times in order to steal their vehicle, according to Baton Rouge Police. 

Keondra McNeely is accused of returning to the vehicle with two other suspects in the incident when they began stabbing the two acquaintances with a knife, her arrest report says. 

McNeely asked the driver to stop at a friend's house on Cadillac Street so she could use the restroom. When she and another suspect returned to the vehicle, she reportedly grabbed the driver's head, cutting the driver's throat, the report says. McNeely then stabbed the driver multiple times in the back, shoulder and arms. 

McNeely also allegedly stabbed the victim's boyfriend multiple times when he tried to intervene. During the attack, the victims heard someone yell, "I am taking your car b----!" the report says. 

The driver and her boyfriend were able to escape from the vehicle, which is when McNeely and the two other suspects drove away, the report says. 

Authorities found the vehicle about eight hours later, about two blocks from McNeely's residence, the report says. 

Both stabbing and robbery victims were transported to the hospital for emergency treatment and surgeries, where they remain, the report says. 

McNeely, 6410 Enterprise Street, was booked on two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of armed robbery. 

It was not immediately clear if the two other suspects have been arrested.