Mother accused of firing rifle, causing 4 hour standoff

Mother accused of firing rifle, causing 4 hour standoff

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by WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on September 2, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 3 at 7:40 AM

CRAMERTON, N.C. – A four-hour standoff came to an end after police took a woman who was armed into custody.

Investigators say round 11:20 a.m. on Monday they were called to a domestic dispute on 64 Fourth Street.  Police said that someone who lives inside the home told authorities their mother tried to shoot them with a rifle.

That person was able to make it out of the home with their family, but as officers tried to talk with the woman, Deborah Lynn Pope, 50, but  they witnessed her retreat to the bathroom with a rifle in hand.

Police said Pope made several appearances at the front door of the home, but refused to comply with instructions to come outside.

After four hours, authorities used chemicals and distraction devices to take Pope into custody.

She is now facing a slew of charges including assault with a deadly weapon and resisting and obstructing law enforcement.
 

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