Grandmother, 66, is arrested for abducting her granddaughter, 12, from a Louisiana hospital at gunpoint
- Evelyn Miller, 66, allegedly kidnapped her 12-year-old granddaughter Adreana from a New Orleans hospital on Friday evening
- She was arrested roughly 24 hours later at a hotel in Bogalusa, Louisiana
- Adreana was found unharmed with her grandmother
- Miller’s motivations in the kidnapping are unknown at this time
A Louisiana woman is facing a slew of felony charges after she abducted her 12-year-old daughter at gunpoint from a hospital.
Evelyn Miller, 66, was arrested at a hotel in Bogalusa on Saturday evening, roughly 24 hours after she kidnapped her granddaughter Adreana from Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans.
Adreana was found unharmed with her grandmother.
Evelyn Miller, 66, (left) was arrested after she kidnapped her 12-year-old granddaughter Adreana (right) at gunpoint from a New Orleans hospital on Friday evening. Adreana was found unharmed with her grandmother at a hotel in Bogalusa 24 hours later
Authorities say Miller had entered Adreana’s hospital room at about 5pm Friday and attempted to remove the girl, at which point staff intervened to stop her.
Miller then allegedly brandished a firearm and pointed it at the staff.
‘In making her escape from the location, she pushed one nurse to the ground and struck a security guard with her vehicle,’ the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. ‘No one was physically injured.’
Authorities put out a statewide ‘child endangerment alert’ for Adreana, who was described as approximately 4’7″ and 135lbs and was wearing a hospital gown at the time of the abduction.
The pair were discovered about 70 miles away at the hotel in Bogalusa.
Authorities say Miller entered Adreana’s room at Ochsner Hospital (pictured) at about 5pm Friday and attempted to remove the girl. She allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at hospital staff when they tried to stop her
Miller was booked on charges of simple kidnapping, five counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, two counts of simple battery and violation of a firearm-free zone.
It is unclear what her motivations were in taking the child.
‘We extend our appreciation to our partners in law enforcement who assisted with this investigation, including the Louisiana State Police and the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, and to our local media and members of the public who shared the information about the incident and helped us bring it to a swift closure,’ the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s office said.