TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — A woman is in custody after an attempt to elude police concluded with her sustaining minor injuries when an officer fired a handgun at her vehicle.
According to Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, Leia Darby, 37, who had several outstanding warrants, sped away from police around 10:45 a.m. Monday. Officers then found the vehicle a short time later in the backyard of a residence in the 1300 block of Montclair Circle.
Authorities said Tuscaloosa Police approached Darby’s vehicle on foot. Darby then attempted to flee again, driving out of the yard in the direction of officers. One officer fired his handgun and another officer fired a non-lethal bean bag round at her vehicle. The vehicle then stopped and she was taken into custody.
Darby sustained minor injuries, but wasn’t hit by a bullet or projectile. She has been charged with one count of attempting to elude law enforcement and one count of reckless endangerment. She is being held on a $12,000 bond. She also had multiple outstanding warrants with no bond for failing to appear or comply with court on other previous charges.