Police: Woman runs down husband after he looks at female

COVINGTON, La. - A woman infuriated after her husband looked at another woman during church Sunday tried to run him down with her car three times and succeeded on the final attempt, authorities said.

Sedonia Renee Martin, 22, was booked on an attempted murder charge after sheriff's deputies interviewed churchgoers who saw Tushaun Jamel Thompson get hit by the car, said St. Tammany sheriff's spokesman James Hartman.

The dispute began when Martin apparently caught her husband looking at another woman during services at St. James Baptist Church.

The couple fought when church services ended and while getting into a car. Witnesses told police Thompson left and walked down the street, where Martin tried to hit him twice with the car, Hartman said.

Thompson jumped out of the way both times, but the third time, stood in the middle of the street with his arms crossed, Hartman said. Martin hit him head-on, and he went flying, Hartman said.

Thompson, 24, was treated at a hospital and released.

Martin told police she accidentally hit her husband with the car while driving away after he called her a name and tried to punch her through the window.


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