(NATCHEZ)-Three Natchitoches woman were arrested following a disturbance with shots fired near Natchez on Monday afternoon according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The incident began on Monday afternoon at approximately 5:48pm, when deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Bureau responded to NATCOM 911 Center reports of a disturbance involving multiple people with shots fired in the 3300 block of La. Hwy 494 near Natchez, La.

Deputies learned while enroute to the scene, that some of the suspects involved in the disturbance left the scene in what was described as a red or maroon Chevrolet HHR with chrome rims.

Shortly thereafter, deputies located the vehicle at a business on La. Hwy 1 in Natchez.

Three females in the vehicle were identified as 31-year-old Bianca Rainey (the driver), 37-year-old Elsa Newton, and 31-year-old Lashawnda Newton all of Natchitoches.

Other responding units went to the scene to gather information and talk with witnesses.

While talking with the vehicle occupants, deputies learned they had fled in the vehicle and fired shots in the air at the scene.

Deputies obtained permission to search the vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle, deputies discovered a Ruger.357 revolver in Newton’s purse, two baseball bats, a small amount of suspected marijuana and empty 9mm casings.

Deputies at the scene also collected empty 9mm casings in the grass.

As the investigation continued, Rainey allegedly told deputies after firing the weapon she threw it in Cane River.

As a result of the investigation, deputies arrested:

*Bianca S. Rainey, 31, of the 200 block of Cherry Loop, Natchitoches transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Criminal Obstruction of Justice after she threw the weapon in Cane River, Disturbing the Peace, and Possession of CDS I Marijuana.

Rainey remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.

*Elsa A. Newton, 37, of the 500 block of North Street, Natchitoches issued a citation for Disturbing the Peace.

*Lashwanda R. Newton, 31, of the 900 block of Martin Luther King Drive, Natchitoches issued a citation for Disturbing the Peace.

Deputies say the investigation is continuing.

Lt. B. Smith, Sgt. D. Dorsey and Deputy C. Campbell were involved in the investigation and arrests.

Booking Image of Rainey.