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Louisiana Woman Arrested After She Hit Multiple Victims, Threw Knife At Man, Police Say

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Apr. 6 2023, Published 10:07 a.m. ET

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A Louisiana woman is behind bars after allegedly assaulting multiple victims, throwing a knife at another and then physically resisting officers during their investigation, according to authorities.

Around 4:30 p.m. on March 31, officers responded to a report of a “domestic disturbance involving a suspect with a dangerous weapon” at a home in DeQuincy, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

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Once at the scene, deputies learned Elizabeth Hext, 37, allegedly hit a juvenile victim and two elderly victims, officials said. Hext is also accused of striking a male victim inside the house and then throwing a knife at him.

The physical injuries suffered by the four alleged victims were consistent with their statements about what occurred during the incident, authorities said.

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Hext allegedly resisted officers during the investigation, “causing minor injuries,” officials said.

Deputies were able to detain Hext and she was transported to the hospital before being booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center, according to authorities.

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She was charged with domestic abuse intentional use of force with a dangerous weapon, domestic abuse, aggravated battery, simple battery of the infirm, and three counts of resisting a police officer with force or violence.

Hext remains in custody without bond for the domestic abuse charges and her bond was set at $20,000 for the other charges, police said.

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