Baton Rouge Police: Woman accused of trying to run over female, but hit tree instead _lowres

Deon Pullins, 40

What police say was an attempted murder-by-vehicle last month that was thwarted when the car hit a tree, led to the arrest Wednesday of a woman accused of trying to kill a female.

Deon Pullins, 40, drove a black 1998 Toyota Camry through a fence and straight at a female on May 11 at 4:12 p.m., according to a Baton Rouge police report. The report does not say where the incident happened or how old the victim was.

The victim told police she jumped behind a tree, and soon after, Pullins’ sedan rammed into the tree, the report says.

“If it were not for the tree, she surely would have been hit by the vehicle,” the report says.

Pullins’ was able to free the car, which was stuck in the tree trunk, and fled the scene, according to the document.

The victim identified Pullins by name and also pointed to her in a six-person photographic lineup, the report says. Two East Baton Rouge EMS workers witnessed the crash and confirmed the victim’s account.

Pullins, 3426 Hollywood St., faces a count of attempted second-degree murder and criminal damage to property. She was booked in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, where bail was set at $172,420, according to jail records.