Independence woman hits father of her children with vehicle

Friday, January 3, 2014 - 5:17pm

An Independence woman was arrested after hitting her children’s father with her vehicle.

According to the Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office, Shawanda Robertson, 38, struck her children’s father on Friday morning, between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. on Old Highway 51 just south of Amite.

A witness identified Robertson as the suspect and gave a description of the vehicle.

Police discovered the father of Robertson’s children, Terrence Holden, 38, unconscious in a ditch. His leg was severely injured.

An ambulance transported Holden to a local hospital, and he is reportedly in critical condition.

Robertson was found at her job in Ponchatoula and taken into custody.

She provided a statement to detectives detailing the incident.

Robertson was booked on one count of Attempted Second Degree Homicide, one count of felony Hit and Run, and one count Failure to Appear.


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