SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - Slidell Police arrest a woman for attacking her ex boyfriend's new girlfriend. The incident occurred Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of Eleventh Street.
Police say that officers responding to a 911 call, arrived on scene to find two women fighting in the front yard of a home. They also found a pistol that appeared to have been fired next to the two women.
Officers discovered that 48-year-old Myrna Tegones became very angry after finding out that her ex-boyfriend, whom she dated for several years before recently separating, was dating a new woman.
According to police, Tegones stole a handgun from her friend before going over the woman's home. Tegones forced her way into the home, where she began hitting the woman in the head with the gun. She then fired a shot in the direction of the woman, but missed. The woman then ran out of the house, screaming for help. Tegones then chased after the woman with the gun. The two women began fighting in the yard where the woman was able to knock the gun out of Tegones' hand.
The woman was transported to a local hospital where she received treatment. Her injuries were described as minor to moderate.
Police arrived a short time later and arrested Tegones. She was charged with attempted first degree murder, illegal carrying of a weapon and possession of stolen property. She is being held in the Slidell City Jail, but will be later moved to the St. Tammany Parish Jail.
"This woman will have to face severe consequences for her actions," Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith said. "Violence is never the answer to deal with a situation like this. By the grace of God, we are lucky we didn't work a homicide last night."