Hatchet-wielding woman chases two people in Bossier City road rage incident

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 6:42pm

A Shreveport woman was arrested Tuesday following a road rage incident in which she chased two people with a hatchet.

The victim says the incident started when she was backing her car out of a driveway in the 1200 block of Waller Avenue, according to the Bossier City police. Melissa Ann McSwain was driving west on Waller and had to quickly swerve around the car.

The victim and her passenger continued down Waller Avenue, and at one point, stopped behind McSwain. That's when McSwain jumped out of her car, and the victim sped away as McSwain kicked the door.

McSwain then got back into her car and chased the victim down Patricia Drive, allegedly running her off the road.

The woman and her passenger ran from the scene when McSwain got out of her car with a hatchet and started running toward their vehicle. McSwain then drove away.

While officers were talking to the victim and her passenger at the scene, McSwain drove by and was identified as the suspect. Police stopped McSwain's car and took her into custody. They also recovered a hatchet from inside her vehicle.She was booked into the Bossier City Jail.

Officials charged Melissa Ann McSwain for aggravated assault and simple property damage. Her bond is set at $1,500.00.

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