Categories: Uncategorized

Ringgold woman arrested for attempted murder

A woman was arrested for attempted first-degree murder after she reportedly drug a police officer down Homer Road with her vehicle.

Brackens

Vicky Brackens, 54, of the 1100 block of Hall Street in Ringgold, was arrested Sunday, Jan. 31, for attempted first-degree murder, aggravated flight from an officer and felony theft (third offense).

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper says around 7:30 a.m., police received a call from Walmart in reference to a woman attempting to leave the store with two televisions for which she had not paid, adding she left the two televisions in the parking lot.

“Lt. Seth Young was in the vicinity when the call came in,” Cropper said. “One of the employees followed her out to her car and got a description of the vehicle. Lt. Young conducted a traffic stop on her at the parking lot exit which enters Homer Road.”

The woman, identified as Brackens, was asked to exit her vehicle and she refused, Cropper said. Young opened her car door and again asked her to exit the vehicle, the chief says, and still she refused.

“He reached in to unlatch her seatbelt to get her out of the car, and as he was half-way inside the vehicle to unlatch her seatbelt, she proceeded to drive off,” he said. “Lt. Young was dragged over 50 feet on Homer Road. He had injuries to both of his arms, road rash on his arms and back and an injury to the back of his head. He also had an injury to his left leg.”

Cropper says Webster Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel White was close enough that he reportedly witnessed the incident where Young eventually rolled away from the vehicle. White pursued the vehicle, and at that time, Officer Russell Engi arrived on scene to assist.

A pursuit ensued, the chief said. White and Engi pursued her on Homer Road, where she turned onto Goode Avenue then to Louisiana Avenue. While on Louisiana Avenue, she reached speeds topping 60 miles per hour, and when she attempted to turn onto Kennon Street, she wrecked the vehicle, according to the police report.

“Due to the theft of the televisions, detectives were called out, and Lt. Young received treatment for his injuries,” he said.

Brackens was transported by ambulance to Minden Medical Center where she was treated for her injuries.

She was arrested for attempted first-degree murder for dragging Lt. Young down the street, felony theft as this was her third offense and aggravated flight from an officer for the vehicle pursuit, Cropper said.

Following treatment of her injuries, she was booked at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

The chief says Young is OK and reported for duty the following day.

Minden Press-Herald

View Comments

Recent Posts

  • News

Castor woman killed in two-vehicle crash

Bienville Parish – Just after 9:30 p.m. Friday'p night, Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a two vehicle head…

5 hours ago
  • E-Edition

04-19-2019 Minden Press-Herald e-Edition

The electronic edition of the Friday, April 19, 2019 Minden Press-Herald.

1 day ago
  • News

State Fire Marshal arrests three involved in Castor bank robbery, other crimes

BATON ROUGE- The State Fire Marshal’s Office has arrested two men and a woman for creating and planting imitation explosive…

1 day ago
  • News

Post-mortem upgrade: Hurricane Michael now Category 5 storm

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Michael, which devastated the Florida Panhandle last fall, was actually stronger than initially measured, prompting forecasters…

2 days ago
  • News

2 top deputies resign from Chicago prosecutor’s office

CHICAGO (AP) — Two top deputies to the Chicago prosecutor whose office handled the Jussie Smollett case are resigning. Documents…

2 days ago
  • News

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

By JULIE PACE, THOMAS BEAUMONT and MEG KINNARD Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected…

2 days ago