Violet man booked with attempted murder

Clarence Grose

A Violet man was booked with attempted murder after he allegedly tried to shoot his girlfriend with a rifle during an argument, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Clarence Grose, 46, of the 7900 block of East St. Bernard Highway, and his girlfriend, Tammy Martin, 47, were involved in a domestic disturbance in the early morning hours of Feb. 25 while traveling in a vehicle along St. Bernard Highway.

Sheriff Pohlmann said Grose pulled to the side of the road during the altercation, exited the vehicle and retrieved a 10/22 caliber long rifle from under the back seat. Grose fired two rounds at Martin, missing both times, and then the rifle jammed. Martin was not hit and fled in Grose’s truck.

Grose also was booked with illegal carrying of a weapon and violation of a protective order, Sheriff Pohlmann said. He is being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison in lieu of $250,000 bond.

Martin is out on bond awaiting trial on charges involving the 2014 killing of her estranged husband, Ricky Moser. Martin was indicted in 2015 on charges for inciting a felony in connection with Moser’s death. Kory Mattox was charged with second degree murder for shooting and killing Moser.