Woman Was Reportedly With Two Small Children and Armed With A Shotgun
Darren Doyle, story:
Local law enforcement is investigating two attempted burglaries from what witnesses said was an armed female with two small children last night on Big Reedy Road (Big Reedy Loop) around 10:30pm.
According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, the first caller reported that the woman, who was armed with a shotgun, attempted to enter the caller's residence and claimed she was being chased. The caller said the children seemed to be approximately aged 7-10 years old. The caller also suspected the woman was under the influence of some type of drug.
While the Sheriff's Office and Brownsville Police were searching the area, they received another call within close proximity to the first call of a similar report. The second caller said the woman pointed the gun at the door and threatened to "shoot it down," unless she was allowed in.
According to authorities, the homeowner opened the door and the woman pointed the shotgun at the caller and threatened to shoot. A struggle ensued where the female was knocked off the porch but she was reportedly able to flee before law enforcement could respond at the scene.
Law enforcement officials said they searched the area until after 3am but did not locate the female or the two juveniles.
Officials said they later found a wrecked 1991 red Ford Ranger in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, also on Big Reedy Rd, believed to be related to the incidents.
According to witnesses, the woman was wearing a burgundy shirt, had darkish hair was approximately 5'2" to 5'4" in height with an average build. The juveniles were both boys, and were reportedly wearing ball caps. Witnesses described the woman's weapon as a 12 gauge shotgun.
No arrests have been made but law enforcement have suspects.
Anyone with information on either the female suspect or the wrecked Ford Ranger is asked to please call the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office at 270-597-2157 or Edmonson County dispatch at 270-597-2729. Your identity can be kept anonymous.
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