On Wednesday, a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy was forced to deploy his taser on a woman in a Walmart.

According to authorities, Deputy Christopher Witte arrived at the Walmart on South US Highway 441 last Wednesday afternoon in reference to 32-year-old Brandy Joe McGowan threatening customers and store employees with a brick and knife.

Brandy Joe McGowan

Authorities said that during the confrontation, McGowan had denied killing her family, but a Marion County Sheriff’s Office spokesman told the news outlet that they currently don’t think she was talking about anything that actually happened.

Breaking 911 detailed what exactly happened:

At around 1:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Deputy Witte and Property Crimes Detective Pamela Thomas responded to the Walmart on South US Highway 441 in Summerfield, in reference to McGowan threatening customers and store employees with a brick and a knife. When Deputy Witte and Detective Thomas arrived, they located McGowan in the clothing department, wielding a pocket knife and making incoherent statements. Deputy Witte repeatedly instructed McGowan to drop the knife, but she ignored those commands. Deputy Witte deployed his taser at McGowan, which successfully disarmed her and provided an opportunity to place her in handcuffs.

Through the investigation, it was learned that McGowan entered the business wielding a brick and began threatening customers as she was walking around. She then located a pocket knife for sale and began opening the packaging with a pair of scissors from the store. Once the knife was open, she continued to threaten employees and customers until Deputy Witte and Detective Thomas arrived. After McGowan was arrested, it was discovered that she ingested approximately four grams of methamphetamine earlier in the day. She was first transported to the hospital for evaluation.

Authorities said they took the 32-year-old woman to a hospital for evaluation. She was booked into the Marion County Jail on Thursday and is being held in lieu of a $1,000 bond.

McGowan faces a count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. According to the probable cause affidavit, the store manager said that Walmart did not want to pursue retail theft charges.

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Source: Breaking911

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