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Schriever women arrested for Battery of an Officer

News Release

June 1, 2023

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet announced the arrest of two Schriever woman on charges, stemming from a disturbance investigated by the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division. Antoinette Lanay Miller, 28, of Schriever and Janay Recole Smith, 36, of Schriever, were arrested for multiple criminal offenses as a result of their involvement in the investigation.

On Friday, November 24th, shortly before 2:00 am, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to a restaurant in the 1700 block of Martin Luther King Blvd, after reports of a large group of subjects surfaced. Deputies were attempting to remove a group of subjects from the parking lot, when a female suspect became verbally and physically combative with Deputies. As Deputies attempted to take the female suspect into custody, she struck at least one Deputy with a closed fist, before being detained. During the encounter, a second female attempted to intervene by pushing multiple Deputies, before she was taken into custody as well.

Deputies identified the first female suspect as Antoinette Lanay Miller, of Schriever, who was arrested on charges of Battery of a Police Officer (Felony), Entering and Remaining after Forbidden, Resisting an Officer, and Resisting an Officer with Force or Violence (Felony). Miller was jailed at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex, and later released on a $30,000 bond by local judges.

The second female suspect, identified as Janay Recole Smith, was arrested for Battery of a Police Officer (Felony), and was transported to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex. Smith was later released on a $20,000 bond by local judges.

Sheriff Tim Soignet would like to commend the efforts of the Deputies involved, which resulted in a resolution of a dangerous situation. Sheriff Soignet said, “Our Patrol Division do an incredible job when dealing with the dangers of their day-to-day encounters. I can’t say enough about how amazing this Division is, and the level of safety they provide for our community.”




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