The Jonathan Lane woman who allegedly pointed a pistol at Oak Ridge police officers before they fired four shots at her was arrested on Tuesday night on three counts of aggravated assault, authorities said.
Anna Marie King, 46, remained jailed at the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton on Thursday morning. Her bond has been set at $50,000.
Officers were dispatched to 123 Jonathan Lane just before midnight on August 2 for a welfare check on King. Her boyfriend reported that she was depressed and threatening to shoot herself, Oak Ridge Police Department Detective Kevin Craig said in affidavits filed in Anderson County General Sessions Court.
The boyfriend also said there were weapons in the home, Craig said.
Three ORPD officersâ€”Leslie Miller, Field Training Officer Christopher Carden, and Kenneth Prickettâ€”responded. They said they confronted King in her front yard, and she was holding a handgun to her throat and head, according to the warrants.
“At one point, the defendant raised the handgun up in the officer’s direction,” Craig said, and the officers were in “imminent fear of death.”
In an August 5 press release, the ORPD said King pointed theÂ semi-automatic pistol at Miller after police had ordered her to put down her gun.Â Fearing for her safety, Miller fired one round, while Carden fired three shots at King, who fell backwards, the press release said.
None of the four shots hit King. The release said King then sat up and held the pistol under her chin while manipulating the slide of the pistol and pulling the trigger. Carden deployed his Taser to control King, while Miller and Prickett secured her weapon and handcuffed her, the ORPD said. King was taken to Methodist Medical Center for a mental health evaluation, authorities said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.