October 8, 2013 New Orleans Louisiana — A New Orleans woman was arrested and booked with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer after authorities say she tried to run over a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy. Ronshanique Evans, 21, was taken into custody after a chase on the West Bank on Saturday afternoon, an arrest report said.
Deputies also arrested Evans’ boyfriend, Denzel Anthony, 22, of Harvey, and booked him with being a principal to attempted first-degree murder. Anthony, who was riding in the passenger seat of the car the woman was driving, told Evans to “hit/kill” the deputy if he tried to stop them, the arrest report said.
The chase began around 2:30 p.m. after a woman called 911 to report that she was being followed by a green Chevrolet Cavalier and that the couple inside that car might be armed with a gun, the report said.
A Sheriff’s Office deputy searching the area spotted the Cavalier near Manhattan and Gretna boulevards in Harvey and tried to pull the driver over. But Evans ignored the deputy’s flashing lights and sirens and continued driving, according to the report.
Evans detoured through parking lots to try and avoid patrol cars. But the deputy followed, radioing his position to dispatchers. A second deputy positioned his vehicle ahead of the Cavalier and stood near his driver’s side door to try and stop her, the arrest report said.
Instead of slowing, authorities say Evans aimed the car at the officer. The deputy had to jump out of the way to avoid injury, the report said. The chase ended when Evans reached a dead end in the 2100 block of First Street in Harvey.
In addition to attempted murder, Evans, of 2701 Valentine Court, New Orleans, was booked with aggravated flight from an officer; driving with no license, no insurance, no proof of insurance and no child restraints; and disregarding a stop sign. It is unclear if a child was in the car at the time. Anthony, of 2708 Woodmere Blvd., Harvey, was also booked on a municipal traffic attachment.
Evans was being held Monday at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on a $150,750 bond. No bond information was available for Anthony.