ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The woman arrested Monday on charges of attempted murder after police say she pointed a gun at a couple was wanted on a warrant for violating parole — at least her ninth parole violation — according to court records.
The U.S. Marshals tracked Miranda Gilbert, 30, and her boyfriend, Shannon
Ray, 24, to Anton Chico, where Albuquerque police suspect they went to hide out after a picture of Gilbert pointing a gun at the couple was blasted across social media and released to television and newspapers across the state on Sunday.
The images were captured by a couple who called police to say they’d just been shot at after confronting a woman parked suspiciously in their driveway in the 3600 block of General Patch NE near Wyoming and Comanche, according to the couple’s family and police.
The couple and their family shared images captured on their vehicle’s dashcam on social media and police released the image Sunday night.
They said Tuesday that this exposure helped identify the woman in the images as Gilbert.
Gilbert and Ray were taken into custody after a short car chase in Anton Chico south of Las Vegas on Monday on outstanding warrants.
Ray had warrant out of Santa Rosa for burglary, according to the Marshals.
And Gilbert had a warrant out of Albuquerque after absconding from her parole, which she was on after serving four of a 10-year prison sentence for seven combined cases, mostly drug and burglary cases.
She violated probation and parole seven times before being arrested for it and held in jail. She was held in jail pending acceptance at a drug addiction treatment center.
Her stay at that center lasted one day.
By February of 2017, she had dropped out and violated parole again, absconding for the third time since her release from prison.
This time, her parole officers asked that she be sent back to prison.
“This officer cannot conscionably recommend further community supervision to the Court,” probation-parole officer Benjamin Beck wrote.
But District Judge Pro Tem Angela Jewell sent Gilbert back to probation supervision with six months of residential treatment.
That was March 2017.
By July, she’d relapsed in treatment and absconded from the program.
It was on a warrant for this probation violation that she was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Monday in Anton Chico.
She now faces an attempted murder charge from the Sunday incident.
She also faces aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and shooting from a motor vehicle, charges from New Mexico State Police related to the car chase in Anton Chico, and possible consequences from her warrant and the remaining years on her 10-year sentence.
Ray also faces charges related to the car chase but has not been charged in connection with the incident Sunday.