An “extremely combative” California woman was nabbed earlier this week for allegedly attempting to drown a 4-year-old boy in an irrigation canal, according to reports.
The boy was saved by a California Highway Patrol officer, who was forced to wrestle the child from Taylor Delaine Green’s unrelenting grasp as she made an attempt to grab his gun, authorities said.
Taylor Delaine Green, 31, of Dobbins was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide, child endangerment, resisting arrest, trying to take an officer’s gun, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the CHP Yuba-Sutter Area Office announced in a news release Tuesday afternoon.
Around 6:30 p.m., a CHP officer was called to Woodruff Lane, east of Armstrong Road, where officials said an abandoned 2005 Dodge Caravan was blocking the westbound lane.
The CHP said as the officer got to the rural Yuba County road, he could hear screams roughly 100 yards away near an irrigation canal.
That’s where the CHP said he found 31-year-old Taylor Delaine Green, who was “acting irrationally and appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance” as she shoved a boy’s face into the muddy embankment.
The CHP officer jumped into action and reached for the child, but officials said Green plunged into the water with the boy.
Officials said the officer jumped in after Green and was able to grab the child, pulling him back up the embankment to safety. But Green started fighting the officer as he crawled away, pulling on him as he held the 4-year-old in one hand.
For several minutes, the CHP said Green fought with the officer and grabbed for his gun multiple times before a Yuba County sheriff’s sergeant showed up at the scene. The officer handed the boy off to the sergeant and kept fighting with Green until more backup arrived and took her into custody.
Green was booked at the Yuba County Jail and was being held there Tuesday evening with bail set at $500,000, according to jail records. It was unclear in the news release whether Green was related to the boy.