Taylor Delaine Green, 31, from California was arrested earlier this week for allegedly trying to drown her 4-year-old son in an irrigation canal.
The boy was saved by a California Highway Patrol officer who was forced to wrestle the child away from Green’s unrelenting grip as she attempted to grab his gun.
On Monday afternoon, Dec. 6, a CHP officer was dispatched to a white Dodge Caravan obstructing a road in Yuba County near Marysville. When the unnamed officer arrived and observed the empty truck, he heard screams from approximately 100 yards away.
According to CHP news, Green, a resident of Dobbins in Yuba County, was acting erratically and very aggressively while looking to be under the influence of drugs.
As the officer approached Green, he noticed her holding the boy face down, “smothering him in the muddy embankment.”
As Green saw the officer approaching, she buried herself and the boy in around 5 feet of canal water. The cop dove into the canal and rescued the boy from Green’s hands, NY Post reported.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Green was detained for attempted murder, child endangerment, resisting arrest, trying to grab an officer’s gun, and driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
It wasn’t apparent whether she had hired an attorney to represent her.
Brian Danielson, a spokesman for the CHP’s Yuba-Sutter area, said the boy was fine and with his father. Officials with the Sheriff’s Office and Child Protective Services will follow up his situation, according to The New York Crunch.