Sulphur woman shot by deputy, out of hospital - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sulphur woman shot by deputy, out of hospital

Evelyn Mayo Dargin. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Evelyn Mayo Dargin. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

The 33-year-old Sulphur woman who was shot by a deputy during a July 22 incident has been released from the hospital and transferred to the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

Evelyn Mayo Dargin is being held on charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property and aggravated flight from an officer. Her bond has been set at $375,250.

Dargin was shot in the face after trying to run over a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputy with her car, authorities said.

The incident began when a deputy tried to pull over Dargin near the intersection of Evans and Carr streets in Lake Charles, said Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers.

Dargin twice stopped and got out of her car before jumping back in and fleeing when the deputy approached.

"The pursuit ended in the 300 block of North Louisiana Avenue," Myers said. "Dargin struck a patrol unit and then headed toward a deputy who was stopped and outside his unit. Dargin continued to proceed toward the deputy when the deputy fired one shot."

The deputy was not injured. Two other people were in Dargin's vehicle, including a minor, and both were uninjured.

State police were called in to investigate the incident.

Authorities said Dargin has a lengthy criminal history, including arrests on charges of theft and bank fraud in 2004, resisting an officer and operating a vehicle with a suspended license in 2008 and marijuana possession and cruelty to a juvenile in January 2014.

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