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Ashley Rodrigue / Eyewitness News
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MADISONVILLE, La. -- St. Tammany Parish deputies are continuing their search for a missing Alabama woman after 26-year-old Melinda Denny was last seen with her boyfriend, Jonathan Nall.

Authorities were back out in trucks and on ATVs Tuesday morning looking for any signs of Denny since

she was last seen during a welfare check by deputies early Saturday morning.

At the same time, the St. Tammany Sheriff's Office has moved Nall from a psychiatric hospital to jail.

Sheriff Jack Strain says their work on this case expands back to Mobile, Ala. and into Texas where the couple were planning to go, but so far, nothing has turned up.

There has been evidence found to indicate possible foul play, but searchers are keeping their options open.

In the meantime, Nall, who held a gun to his head in front of a Madisonville gas station for hours on Saturday, has been booked with terrorizing and resisting.

Strain says Nall's conversations with detectives are similar to his rants during the standoff, and include such topics as the United States government and aliens.

Nall's mother tell Eyewitness News reporter Ashley Rodrigue that her 34-year-old son has had issues with bi-polar disorder for some time, and hasn't been able to get treatment. She also says she feels the possibility of the couple getting involved in drugs led to her son's public suicide attempt, and that he's not a monster.

Ashley Rodrigue, and WWL-TV will have more with Nall's mother, as well as updates on the search for Denny, on the Eyewitness News at 5 p.m., and on social media.

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