Mother arrested in altercation with son

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 23, 2006


Staff Reporter

RESERVE- A 46-year-old Reserve woman is in custody of the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office after officers responded to a call on Wednesday about gunshots heard in the 300 block of Annex drive.

&#8220A second caller referring to the same incident advised police that a female was shooting at a male in a driveway on Annex Drive,” said Mike Tregre, spokesperson for the St. John Sheriff’s Office.

&#8220Upon arrival, police spoke to Carolyn Brown who said that an argument had occurred between she and her son,” Tregre said

According to a statement the Browns gave police, her son, 18, had punched her in the mouth and then kicked in the door after she demanded that he leave the property.

&#8220When he did not go, the she pulled a firearm from her purse and fired one shot that struck a tree,” Tregre said.

The weapon, a .380 caliber handgun was recovered and is being held as evidence.

Brown was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, illegal use of a weapon and a prior charge of contempt of court.

Brown is being held on bond of $50,150