A Slidell woman was jailed after she allegedly held her 14-month-old son upside-down by the ankle and threatened to harm him with a knife, authorities said Monday.
Officers went to 2100 block of Middle Drive on Saturday around 2:30 p.m. after receiving several frantic 911 calls about a woman standing in the front yard holding the infant and a knife, police spokesman Capt. Kevin Foltz said.
Officer Ron Rudiger talked to 25-year-old Bianca Sanders and convinced her to release the child, Foltz said. In the meantime, another officer located a knife on the ground near where Sanders was standing. The knife was a kitchen-type knife with an 8-inch stainless steel blade, police said.
The mother and son were taken by ambulance to Slidell Memorial Hospital's emergency room. Neither Sanders nor the child appeared to be injured, Foltz said.
Investigators were unable to determine why Sanders, who was muttering and made no sense, was so upset, Foltz said. She was released from the parish jail on Sunday after posting $20,750 bond.
While I was researching that story, I came across this one. Not sure if it's the same lady or not but....damn!!
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
A Slidell woman was arrested Sunday evening after trying to stab another woman with a kitchen knife, then attempting to run her down with her car, authorities said.
Bianca Sanders, 25, of 302 Holmes Drive, was booked with attempted murder and remained Monday afternoon in the St. Tammany Parish jail, where her bond is set at $75,000.
Sanders arrived at the 22-year-old woman's home in the 500 block of Beechwood Drive around 8:45 p.m., said Capt. Kevin Foltz of the Slidell Police Department. Sanders and the woman apparently have children fathered by the same man, and Sanders wanted to talk to the woman about preventing the father from seeing the children of either woman, Foltz said.
Once inside, the women got into an argument. Sanders then retrieved a kitchen knife from her car, Foltz said. Sanders walked toward the woman and began swinging the knife at her, he said.
As the younger woman backed away, a neighbor slid her a hammer to defend herself, Foltz said. The father arrived, grabbed Sanders and moved her away from the younger woman, he said. The man left after returning Sanders to her car, he said.
Sanders tried to run over the woman, first hitting a neighbor's vehicle, Foltz said. The younger woman was able to shatter Sanders' back window with the hammer, Foltz said.
The woman retreated to an alley between her home and a neighbor's, but Sanders continued trying to run her down, he said. Sanders drove back into the street and around a light pole, struck a trash can and drove onto the woman's front lawn in her attempt, Foltz said. She also hit the younger woman's house and her car, which was parked in her driveway, he said.
After Sanders left the scene, officers found her a short time later a few blocks away, at U.S. 190 and Sunset Drive.