Disturbance leads to injury by use of a vehicle

The following is a news release from Lafayette Police Department:

On June 14, 2011, at approximately 12:00 pm, Lafayette Police responded to Rubria Road regarding a disturbance involving two women.

As the result of the ongoing investigation, Lafayette Police have arrested Brook Justine Quarles (24) of Lafayette and charged her with Aggravated Second Degree Battery.

Quarles is alleged to have used a vehicle to strike a female victim during a disturbance.

The cause of the disturbance remains under investigation.  The victim remains hospitalized with moderate injuries.

According to witnesses, the two women were involved in a disturbance and both were armed with bats.

One of the women climbed into a vehicle and drove into the direction of the victim. The vehicle struck the victim and then came to a rest by striking a nearby home. The suspect fled the area on foot.

The victim was transported to an area hospital with moderate injuries. The victim remains in stable condition.

Officers on the scene located the suspect a short time later and transported her to the Lafayette Police Department for questioning.

The case remains under investigation.