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Grandmother arrested for kidnapping granddaughter from Louisiana hospital at gunpoint

Grandmother, 66, is arrested for abducting her granddaughter, 12, from a Louisiana hospital under shot

  • Evelyn Miller, 66, allegedly abducted her 12-year-old granddaughter Adreana from a New Orleans hospital on Friday night
  • She was arrested about 24 hours later in a hotel in Bogalusa, Louisiana
  • Adreana was found unharmed by her grandmother
  • Miller’s motivations for the kidnapping are currently unknown

A woman from Louisiana is confronted with a whole series of charges after she has been kidnapped from a hospital by her 12-year-old daughter.

Evelyn Miller, 66, was arrested Saturday night in a hotel in Bogalusa, about 24 hours after she had kidnapped her granddaughter Adreana from Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans.

Adreana was found unharmed by her grandmother.

Evelyn Miller, 66, (photo) was arrested after she abducted her 12-year-old granddaughter Adreana on Friday night at a New Orleans hospital

Adreana was found unharmed 24 hours later with her grandmother in a hotel in Bogalusa

Adreana was found unharmed 24 hours later with her grandmother in a hotel in Bogalusa

Evelyn Miller, 66, (left) was arrested after she shot her 12-year-old granddaughter Adreana (right) at gunpoint from a New Orleans hospital on Friday night. Adreana was found unharmed 24 hours later with her grandmother in a hotel in Bogalusa

Authorities say Miller entered Adreana’s hospital room on Friday at 5 p.m. and tried to remove the girl, after which the staff intervened to stop her.

Miller then waved a firearm and aimed it at the staff.

“By letting her escape from the location, she pushed a nurse to the ground and hit a guard with her vehicle,” Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. “No one was physically injured.”

Authorities set a statewide “child threat alert” for Adreana, which was described as about 4’7 “and £ 135 and wore a hospital coat at the time of the kidnapping.

The couple was discovered about 70 miles away at the hotel in Bogalusa.

Authorities say that Miller Adreana's room at Ochsner Hospital (photo) entered Friday at 5:00 PM and tried to remove the girl. Allegedly she pulled a gun and aimed it at the hospital staff when they tried to stop her

Authorities say that Miller Adreana's room at Ochsner Hospital (photo) entered Friday at 5:00 PM and tried to remove the girl. Allegedly she pulled a gun and aimed it at the hospital staff when they tried to stop her

Authorities say that Miller Adreana’s room at Ochsner Hospital (photo) entered Friday at 5:00 PM and tried to remove the girl. Allegedly she pulled a gun and aimed it at the hospital staff when they tried to stop her

Miller was charged on charges of simple kidnapping, five counts of severe mistreatment with a firearm, two counts of simple battery, and violation of a firearm-free zone.

It is unclear what her motivations were to take the child.

“We expressed our appreciation to our law enforcement partners who helped 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 incident information and us helped a quick closure, “said the Jefferson Parish Sheriff office.

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