BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A woman faces attempted murder and several other charges after allegedly purposely hitting another woman with her car, before hitting a parked car and a house.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported Melissa Davis, 25, of Baton Rouge, faces the following charges:
Attempted second-degree murder
Aggravated criminal damage to property
Hit and run driving
Contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile
Failure to use safety belt
The incident happened near the suspect's home on Myrtlewood Drive on Tuesday around 3:15 p.m. The victim reportedly suffered only minor cuts and scrapes. She refused medical treatment.
According to the probable cause report, Davis is accused of hitting the victim "with the specific intent to kill or inflict great bodily injury." It added there was a 2-year-old in the car at the time.
Detectives said they learned Davis and the victim were riding in the car together and got into a physical fight. They said the victim got out of the vehicle and started walking away on the sidewalk. They believe Davis sped up and went off the road to hit the woman.
They reported Davis then hit a car parked in a driveway and crashed into the living room of a house farther down the street. They added Davis got out of the car and ran off.
Investigators said she was found at a motel.