75-year-old woman arrested for showing up at Covington lawyer’s office with shotgun, threatening to kill him
COVINGTON, La. (WGNO) – A 75-year-old woman, upset over how her bankruptcy case was handled, brought a shotgun to a Covington law office and threatened to kill her attorney, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were called to the law office on Highway 21 in Covington the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 27, in response to a woman with a firearm.
Responding deputies found 75-year-old Patricia Currie in the lobby of the office.
The attorney told deputies he was alone, working in the rear area of the office, when he heard the front door open and went to see who it was. He found his client, Currie, seated in the lobby with plastic bags on her feet and hands and a towel draped across her lap.
When he asked what she needed, Currie pulled a 410 shotgun from beneath the towel and told him she was there to kill him.
The attorney was successful in subduing Currie and removing the shotgun from her hands before calling 911. When deputies arrived, Currie was uncooperative, refused to give her name, and would not cooperate with corrections officers until this weekend so she could be booked into jail.
Patricia Currie was arrested on the following charges:
– Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
– Resisting an Officer
– Possession of Schedule IV
– Illegal Carrying of Weapon During a Crime of Violence