The owner of a Baton Rouge power washing business is wanted by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office for aggravated battery and aggravated kidnapping after she allegedly forced an employee to ride in the bed of her pickup truck, pistol-whipped him and dumped him in a ditch before speeding off.
Tondalynn Abraham, 36, 5959 Bentley Drive, Baker, became upset with her employee while driving through Ascension Parish from Baker Saturday night because of an incident the previous day, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Allison Hudson said Sunday.
Abraham forced the employee, who wasn’t identified, to sit in the bed of her truck against his will, said Maj. Kevin Hanna, of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.
She forced him to get in the back of the pickup truck after he tried to escape and then struck him several times in the head with a handgun, Hanna said.
Sheriff’s deputies found the employee in a ditch along Alligator Bayou Road with multiple lacerations on his head and noticed Abraham “fleeing the area at a high rate of speed,” Hanna said.
Deputies chased Abraham but were unable to catch her Saturday night, Hanna said. Her abandoned truck was located on Brown Road in Prairieville later that night, he said.
The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment.
According to business filings with the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office, Abraham is the owner of Core Clean LLC, of 2415 Government St., in Baton Rouge.
The company is listed on the website as “not in good standing” for failing to file an annual report in the last year.
Hanna said the case is still under investigation and additional counts may be added against Abraham.