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Woman Attacks Deputy with Sword, Less Than Lethal Response Ends Standoff

BROOKSVILLE – A Brooksville woman is behind bars today, after trying to evade arrest by barricading herself inside a home filled with a large cache of swords. 

According to officials, on 09-15-15 at approximately 9:53 p.m., Hernando County deputies responded to 12110 Eldorado Avenue in Brooksville to assist Probation and Parole officers.  Probation and Parole officers were on scene at this location to serve multiple felony warrants on the resident, 47-year-old Nickole Dykema.

Upon arrival, Sergeant Chris Calderon observed Dykema looking out of a broken window directly at him.  Once Dykema saw Sergeant Calderon, she disappeared back into the residence.

Calderon gave numerous, loud commands for Dykema to come out of the residence immediately.  Dykema responded with numerous obscenities and told the law enforcement officers to “leave her property.”

Once other deputies arrived on scene, the decision was made to force entry into the residence.  While doing so, the deputies continued to yell, “Sheriff’s Office, Nickole – you need to come out, you have warrants for your arrest.”  Dykema refused to exit the residence.

During this time, Dykema utilized a large sword or machete type weapon and attempted to stab Sergeant Calderon, missing his face and head by only inches.  These actions by Dykema put a well-founded fear in Sergeant Calderon that he would be killed or seriously injured.

Having limited visibility into the residence, deputies observed a set of feet standing in the corner of the mobile home, possibly hiding under or behind a blanket.  Deputies also observed a long, silver, shiny sword waving around behind the blanket.  Again, deputies ordered the individual to come out with her hands up.  She refused and moved towards the deputies.  Sergeant Bill Hillman deployed a bean bag round from a less than lethal shotgun at the female.  The round had no effect on the female.

The Crisis Response Team was called to the scene to take over negotiations.

During negotiations with Dykema, she fled into a room in the residence that contained approximately 500 bladed weapons.  It should be noted that many rooms in the residence contained at least that many weapons.

Dykema armed herself with an unknown number of bladed weapons and advanced toward the deputies.  Again, Dykema was advised to drop the weapons and she refused.  Sergeant Ken Lund deployed his less than lethal shotgun at Dykema as she continued to advance, hitting her in the abdomen and thigh.  Dykema retreated to another section of the home.

After lengthy negotiations with the Crisis Response Team Dykema failed to comply with deputies’ requests and/or orders and continued to retreat back inside the residence.

Deputies were staged at the front door behind shields as Dykema emerged from behind a hanging blanket, advancing toward deputies.  Dykema initially would not show her hands but subsequently did so.  Dykema was ordered to turn so deputies could ensure she had no weapons behind her back.  She turned as if to retreat back into the residence when Corporal Stephen Miller deployed his agency issued Taser.  The Taser had the desired effect, and  Dykema fell to the ground.  She was quickly taken into custody by deputies on scene.

Neither Dykema nor any deputy was injured.

Dykema was treated on scene by Hernando County Fire/Rescue (Taser probes removed) and then transported to the Hernando County Detention Center by deputies.

Sheriff Al Nienhuis said, “This person was obviously dangerous to the community.  It amazes me that these deputies were able to take her into custody without anyone being injured.  It shows the level of their restraint and professionalism under very difficult and dangerous conditions.  Had something gone wrong, it would be easy for critics to accuse them of moving too quickly or too slowly.  I appreciate their willingness to deal with these very volatile situations. I know the public appreciates them as well.”

Dykema, faces charges of Resisting Arrest, Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Criminal Mischief, and three warrants for violating probation. Dykema remains behind bars, held without bond.

The case remains under investigation.

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  • I believe she moved here from boston. Born in new york. All the freaks come from those sewers

    Saturday, 19 September 2015, 12:26 pm
  • metoo montybaby

    Friday, 18 September 2015, 3:55 pm
  • Montybaby – when a tweeker or just plain junkie complains about hsco its because they are in fact wrong but you are well informed and I agree 100

    Friday, 18 September 2015, 11:31 am
  • Yes another Hernando Co. lunatic from up north

    Thursday, 17 September 2015, 7:35 pm
  • Hey police supporter, Im not garbage, I work for a living at a medical facility. I dont hate the pokice. BPD has some great officers, HCSO, not so much. Just wait…..once the grand jury is convened, all hell is gonna break loose in HCSO. The good, honest officers will survive. The ones like Calderon and numerous others who lie and do other illegal things will have their day in court. I hear the governor is appointing a Special Prosecutor outside of Hernando County. Can’t wait, hopefully your cop friends arent involved. I know several who are.

    Thursday, 17 September 2015, 2:53 pm
  • That is one home you don’t want to back up or set down in.

    Thursday, 17 September 2015, 11:15 am
  • Glad no K9 bit that
    It would of took a week to git that taste outta his mouth

    Thursday, 17 September 2015, 9:49 am
  • Another Hernando County Lunatic

    Thursday, 17 September 2015, 6:54 am
  • Great job, Very well done by all the Officers involved.. Thanks for not hurting that poor sick woman…
    have to proud of u all, again thanks

    Thursday, 17 September 2015, 6:47 am
  • Thats one dyke only a ma could love.

    Thursday, 17 September 2015, 6:41 am
  • Omg, can you imagine what would have happened if she had actually stabbed calderon. He would be collecting pay while claiming an injury. Thank God she didnt get to him or the taxpayers would have been paying his salaŕy for the next 50 years. Yep you ar e a real man Calderon, keep I t up…. until the grand jury finishes with their investigation, or the SA finishes the investigation and goes to the grand jury. Yep, keep covering your a $$ so you dont get arrested. I love it. Your day is coming. The sky is fallining and you and the other liars in HCSO are going to be caught with your pants down. I love it. Have fun in jail. You will get your just rewards there and the people of Hernando county who abide by the laws will laugh at your pitiful predicament.

    Thursday, 17 September 2015, 2:05 am
    • Hate police much? I love how you get on here and bash the HSCO but I bet you would run like a bi**h if someone ever came at you like that woman did.
      Its well known that folks who bash the police are usually the ones doing wrong, and hate LEO because you continue to get busted, and blame them for catching you.
      Pieces of garbage like you, making comments like that are why police MUST protect themselves and use excessive force.
      Concerned Citizen

      Thursday, 17 September 2015, 9:32 am
      • Are you saying cops MUST use “excessive force.” By deinition anything over that necessary to situate an arrest is excessive and illegal.

        Thursday, 17 September 2015, 5:11 pm
    • I dont think its all POLICE he hates,,,, he seems to kno what time of day it is.

      Thursday, 17 September 2015, 4:28 pm
  • I’m really shocked they didn’t shoot her twenty to forty rounds into her….mmmmm

    Thursday, 17 September 2015, 2:03 am
  • Holy children of the corn, Chucky’s f***d up sister…

    Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 11:54 pm
  • She deserves medical treatment asap!

    Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 10:00 pm
  • Apparently her Mojo and jiggy-decor protected her from less than lethal bean bags and non-lethal shotgun rounds!
    Thank goodness the taser broke the spell.
    Law enforcement don’t get paid enough to deal with these daily psychological interventions and dangers.

    Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 6:45 pm
  • CRAZY! Why does Highpoint have a Brooksville address, anything west of California St is Springhill

    Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 6:13 pm
    • you might want to research your answer a little more I know for a fact streets off sunshine grove rd all the way up to knucky Rd and up on US 19 in Royal Highlands are Brooksville – Spring Hill is also labeled Spring Hill in parts of Pasco County all the way off 41 – feel free to ask the post office why they do this.

      Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 9:13 pm
      • North of 50 is Brooksville or Royal Highlands near US 19.

        Thursday, 17 September 2015, 2:18 pm
  • its amazing that the officer didnt shoot her maybe thats what she wanted,she needs lots of help

    Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 5:34 pm
    • and a new barber. oh wait–that’s what the knives are for.

      Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 7:44 pm
  • Anyone gonna check if she has anyone buried in the backyard?

    Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 4:52 pm
  • are those swords going on E Bay. She isn’t going to need them.

    Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 4:14 pm
  • “What a sports nut, eh?” – Mother of Ray Finkle

    Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 3:51 pm
  • Omg

    Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 3:02 pm
  • WOW!!! I thought SHE was a HE!

    Great job well done by HCSO!!!

    Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 3:01 pm
  • good job officers glad use all weren’t hurt ty for serving an protecting

    Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 3:01 pm
  • Judging by her home decor she is a fan of the Buccaneers and satan.

    Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 2:59 pm
    • LOL.
      Best comment yet!

      Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 4:24 pm

    Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 1:25 pm

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