Woman Charged with Aggravated Assault on LEO After Threatening Deputy with a Wrench
SPRING HILL – A woman faces aggravated assault charges this evening, after officials say she threatened a Sheriff’s Deputy with a wrench.
According to reports, Deputy David Merced responded to 1482 Findlay Ave early Saturday morning, in reference to a verbal dispute between 28-year-old Jennifer Anne Coughlin and her live-in boyfriend. Prior to his arrival Coughlin fled through a rear window but returned a short time later and began screaming at her boyfriend. Deputy Merced announced his presence and that’s when the Coughlin pulled a wrench from her purse and charged at Deputy Merced. After several verbal commands to stop and identifying himself to Coughlin, Deputy Merced was forced to draw his firearm. That’s when Coughlin finally dropped the wrench and surrendered.Coughlin was taken into custody without further incident and booked into the Hernando County Jail. Coughlin remains behind bars on a $5,000 bond.
Officials say Coughlin was intoxicated during the incident and subsequently ordered not to drink or frequent bars upon her release.
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