A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was injured Sunday responding to a domestic dispute in Marrero.
The deputy, Monica McLaurin, had been investigating a report of a stabbing in the 2600 block of Wyoming Drive about 4:20 p.m.
As McLaurin approached a woman sitting in a Dodge Charger, the woman, Kenosha Richard, 22, “put her vehicle into reverse and intentionally drove backwards while McLaurin was hanging onto the door,” said Col. John Fortunato, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.
Richard dragged the deputy a short distance before McLaurin fell into the roadway, landing against a pickup truck, Fortunato said. Arriving backup deputies stopped Richard’s vehicle and took her into custody.
Richard had stabbed her 29-year-old boyfriend, investigators said. He was found lying in a pool of blood in the backyard of the Wyoming Drive home.
McLaurin was treated at West Jefferson Medical Center for injuries to her neck, back and legs.
Richard was booked on attempted murder of a police officer and aggravated battery by cutting.