mother accused in bizzare drive-by shooting
Jay Vice Reporting
Officials say a Madisonville area woman has been arrested and booked with multiple offenses, including attempted second degree murder, after a drive by shooting in the Kathmann Estates subdivision.
Investigators say 33-year-old Anthonia Montairo Catoire-Miller of #7 Hester St., Madisonville was driving a minivan with three of her teenage children Monday afternoon near the intersection of Kathmann and Hester streets off Hwy. 22
According to police, Catoire-Miller spotted her daughter's ex-boyfriend standing nearby with a group of friends. After driving a short distance away from the group, police say that the woman stopped her vehicle and backed up, and pointed the barrel of a .410 shotgun out of the driver's side window and fired one shot in his direction.
Although the victim was 15 - 20 feet from the vehicle, he was not hit, according to a Sheriff's Department spokesman.
Investigators say Catoire-Miller then parked her vehicle in a nearby driveway and walked a short distance with her children to her pending residence at 70 Oak Park Drive .
Deputies responding to a 911 call say they found an extremely combative Catoire-Miller in her Oak Park Dr. residence. After being handcuffed and placed in the rear of a patrol car, officers say she used her legs to kick out one of the unit�s rear windows. Deputies say they were finally able to subdue Catoire-Miller after using a taser.
Due to her combative state, deputies say they were unable to determine a motive for the shooting. Investigators say the shotgun was retrieved from the Oak Park Dr. house.
During processing at the jail, officials say a second live shotgun shell was found in Catoire-Miller�s brassiere.
Catorie-Miller was booked Monday evening with attempted second degree murder, simple criminal damage to property, resisting an officer, taking contraband to and from a penal institution, and two contempt of court warrants.
Catoire-Miller remains in the St. Tammany Parish Jail in lieu of $83,000 bond.