4 teens arrested, accused of throwing large rock at car

ST. AMANT, LA (WAFB) - Sheriff's Deputies believe they have the four teenagers in custody who are responsible for an accident that put a St. Amant woman in the hospital. They believe the teens threw a softball-sized rock into her windshield as she was driving.

Around 10:30 p.m. Monday, the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a one vehicle accident on Highway 429 near Buxton Road in St. Amant. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found Brenda Ann Swander, 44, inside the vehicle with significant injuries.

Deputies found a softball-sized rock inside the passenger's seat of Swander's vehicle. Deputies determined that the rock had been thrown at her windshield, causing her to lose control and run off the roadway into a pasture, where her car struck a telephone pole.

Swander was taken to a Baton Rouge area hospital where she is recovering from her injuries. Her vehicle was totaled due to the damage caused by the accident.

The investigation developed and four juveniles were named as suspects. After questioning the 15 year old juveniles, all from the St. Amant area, they were arrested for causing the automobile accident.

The four juveniles were arrested and charged with aggravated 2nd degree battery, negligent injuring, and aggravated simple criminal damage to property. All four juveniles are presently detained in the St. James Youth Center.

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