Pursesnatching victim dragged by car

Pursesnatching victim dragged by car

Police arrested an Orange woman for aggravated robbery and evading detention after she allegedly dragged a woman trying to keep hold of her bag during a purse-snatching near 10th Street and Polk Avenue at about Noon on May 9.

According to a report from the Orange Police Department, an officer observed a red Jeep drag a white female and called in an emergency traffic alert. Officer Caleb Davis reports he joined the pursuit of the suspect in the red Jeep, already in progress, near 10th Street and Burton Avenue. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as 28-year-old Eyeshea Brown of Orange, led police on a twisting and turning chase through city streets before being forced to stop in the 500 block of 1st Street. Officers removed Brown, the sole occupant, from the vehicle and placed her in handcuffs under arrest. Brown was then placed inside Officer Davis' patrol vehicle, where she reportedly began to resist by pushing and kicking off from the patrol car door, causing damage to the vehicle. After securing the suspect, Davis reports he discovered the victim's purse and wallet inside the red Jeep. During a search of Brown, who has numerous previous arrests and convictions for theft according to a database search, $50 was reportedly discovered underneath her wig.

The victim was transported to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Beaumont with a severe head injury, police report. Acadian Ambulance personnel advised police the victim was losing consciousness and vomiting blood due to the severity of her head wound, according to the report. Before losing consciousness, the victim reportedly told emergency personnel that she tried to hold onto her purse when the driver of the red Jeep attempted to take it, but she was dragged by the vehicle and forced to let go of the bag.

The case is still under investigation.