Minor found after being taken from La. hospital at gunpoint, deputies say

Minor found safe, woman charged after alleged armed abduction attempt in La.

JEFFERSON PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Deputies have charged Evelyn Miller, 66, in connection with the abduction of her 12-year-old granddaughter from a Jefferson Parish hospital at gunpoint Friday, Feb. 14.

Evelyn was arrested just before 5 p.m. at a hotel in Bogalusa on Saturday, Feb. 15.

A hospital spokesperson says Evelyn walked into the emergency room armed with a gun and demanded the child be released. The spokesman says Miller pointed the gun at a security guard during the encounter.

A statewide alert was issued after deputies from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office recovered the vehicle that was used in the initial abduction.

The young girl was unharmed.

The mother of the kidnapped child, Pamela Miller, has been released from jail on a $5,000 bond. She’s charged with accessory after the fact. Evelyn remains in custody; she is being held without bond. Deputies say Pamela help Evelyn flee from the area.

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