POSTED: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 3:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 3:58pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A Baton Rouge woman is accused of dragging a woman out of a car and beating her with a stick. She received additional charges because she allegedly used her children to initiate the attack.
According to the arrest report filed by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the scene on Monday, Oct. 7. Witnesses told deputies that the suspect, Myra Doyle, 34, pulled the victim from her vehicle and then hit her repeatedly with a stick.
The victim told the deputy that she was driving down King Bradford Road when she approached Doyle’s three children who were standing in the middle of the road. When she stopped her vehicle, Doyle allegedly pulled her from the car and hit her body, face and back of her head.
When questioned by deputies, Doyle admitted to attacking the woman, by says she only did so because the victim hit her daughter in the face with a belt buckle. She claims she was only attempting to break up the fight. She additionally claims that the victim pulled out a weapon and pointed it at her and her daughters.
Doyle was arrested and charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Aggravated Battery and Disturbing the Peace. She was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and her bond was set at $15,000.
Jail records indicate that Doyle has additional charges from the Baker Police Department.