Second LSU student arrested in attempted murder

A second LSU student has been arrested in the attempted murder of the mother of another LSU student, university authorities said.

Nathan Andrew Yuhas, 18, was taken into custody at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday after LSU and New Orleans police interviewed Yuhas the previous day, university spokesman Ernie Ballard said.

Yuhas was with Nicole Lea Boover, 19, when authorities found her on campus Monday, Ballard said.

Boover is accused of firing several shots at her mother at the family’s New Orleans home, he said.

Boover’s stepfather called LSU police at about 6:30 a.m. Monday shortly after the shots were fired and told authorities that Boover was on her way back to LSU with a “male companion,” who was later identified as Yuhas, Ballard said.

Campus police contacted the New Orleans Police Department and confirmed that they were in the process of getting an arrest warrant for Boover, Ballard said.

A short time later, LSU police found Boover’s vehicle, with Yuhas inside, on South Campus Drive, Ballard said. Officers then found Boover in her on-campus residence.

Campus police along with New Orleans police searched Boover’s vehicle and residence, and found marijuana in both locations, Ballard said.

Boover, 4617 Richland Ave., New Orleans, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and will soon be transported to New Orleans where she will be booked on one count each of attempted first-degree murder and simple possession of marijuana, Ballard said.

Yuhas, 2065 Harts Lane, Conshohocken, Pa., also was booked into Parish Prison and will be transported to New Orleans where he will be booked on a count of principal to attempted first-degree murder.