CHALMETTE, La. (WGNO) – The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a New Orleans woman who reportedly struck a sheriff’s deputy with a vehicle and dragged the deputy several feet outside of a Chalmette store after shoplifting.
According to the sheriff’s office, Antoinette Jacobs, is wanted for attempted murder of a sheriff’s deputy.
Jacobs, who has a felony conviction and numerous shoplifting arrests in her criminal history, was last seen driving a black Pontiac sedan bearing Louisiana license plate XXS964.
A sheriff’s deputy who was working an off-duty paid detail at the Wal-Mart store at 8101 West Judge Perez Drive tried to stop Jacobs outside the store about 6:15 a.m. on Nov. 12 for investigation of shoplifting bottles of alcohol beverages.
Jacobs reportedly pulled away and ran to a car parked in the lot.
As the deputy was trying to stop the suspect in the open driver’s side door, the suspect put the vehicle in reverse and accelerated. The officer was knocked to the ground and dragged several feet along side the vehicle. The deputy was pinned between the vehicle and the ground.
The suspect then placed the sedan into drive and fled the Wal-Mart parking lot, the sheriff said.
The deputy, whose name wasn’t released, was treated at a hospital for injuries and has been released.
Anyone with information on Jacobs’ whereabouts should call the Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. You could be eligible for a reward.