Woman Arrested for Hitting 2 Children with Chair

Shafonda_Murphy(Press release) The Natchitoches Police Department has arrested Shafonda Murphy (B/F, 33 y.o.a., of Natchitoches) for striking two children with a chair while at the John Below Park located at the intersection of Dixie Street and Theophile Alley.

On December 10, 2015 around 5:03 p.m., Officers with the Natchitoches Police Department responded to the John Below Park in reference to an aggravated battery that took place earlier. The victim told Officers that she was approached by Shafonda Murphy about a fight that took place earlier in the day between their children. Shafonda Murphy told the victim to get her children. When the victim got her children, Shafonda Murphy, picked up a chair and hit two of the children with it.

Shafonda Murphy was arrested on February 19, 2016 and she is charged with aggravated battery. She was transported to the Natchitoches Parish Detention where she is awaiting bond.

If you would like to report suspicious activity or an emergency please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or if you have additional information in regards to this investigation please contact Detective Bobby Beard at (318) 238-3914. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.