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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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  • stay white and trashy, floriduh!

    Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 1:29 pm
  • She can’t frequent bars, so apparently she can go to bars once in a while. Hmmmmm?

    Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 7:30 am
  • The officer was called to the house for a domestic dispute.She was scared and crying in her yard with a wrench in her hand in case her boyfriend came to hit her again.the officer went toward her with a flashlight to her face when it was pitched black .She told him to announce himself and when he did she put the wrench down and put her hands in the air.hernando county police are messed up quota fiening liars.that’s why they gave her a simple assault on an officer with such a low bail.
    ps. I was witness to this.

    Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 10:56 pm
  • I think a Taser would have been better, then again sometimes it don’t work on them, or makes them more crazy. Damned if you do and damned if you don’t. Thank God the Deputy is ok.

    Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 2:48 pm
  • Draws his gun? Left taser in car or wants braggin rights?

    Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 10:04 am
  • Omg I can’t imagine waking up to that every morning!!!
    “Wolf date…” Ya wake up and chew your are off. From under her just so you don’t have to wake up the wrench ….(and say I’ll never drink again)!!

    Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 10:01 am
  • Wow! Bethy just wants to kill everyone in all her comments.

    Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 10:00 am
    • I bet Bethy wouldn’t be so big with her mouth if she wasn’t hiding behind anonymous. Show yourself oh nasty one.

      Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 1:33 pm
      • Looks like just about everybody commenting here is pretty much anonymous right WTF?

        Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 7:07 pm
  • Hats off to Deputy Merced for showing restraint when confronted by a female with an inferior weapon. Even i have to show some admiration for a woman that carries tools in her purse, no matter what her state of mind!

    Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 7:36 am
  • Never bring a ratchet to a gun fight.

    Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 7:20 am
    • Naw ……..not my .44 auto-mag ratcheting wrench with .429 bore , scope and laser sight by Binder Tools……..there’s nothing like it on the market today.

      Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 1:15 am
  • They would have shot a man..

    Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 7:15 am
  • The wench with a wrench is now in a pinch.

    Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 6:11 am
  • deport her or hang her or maybe both

    Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 5:11 am
    • Is she an illegal alien Bethy? Is she even from another country? One can’t be deported if one was born and lives here. Go back to school, or your crack pipe.

      Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 1:20 pm
    • Again …….you need a swift kick in your

      Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 1:02 am
  • “Officials say Coughlin was intoxicated during the incident and subsequently ordered not to drink or frequent bars upon her release.” I have never seen that as a condition of release, even for a DUI. Hmm? That’s an awful low bail for threatening a deputy with a weapon.

    Monday, 23 October 2017, 10:07 pm
    • Yeah, that seems rather odd.

      Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 6:32 am
  • AND TO THINK TEN YEARS BACK MY BOND WAS 50,000 FOR DRIVING WHILE LIC. SUSSPENDED FROM A DUI… ARREST IS UNDERSTANDABLE BUT BOND THAT HIGH what??? AN HERS IS ONLY 5,000 FOR ATTACKIN A POLICE OFFICER? WOW JUST WOW

    Monday, 23 October 2017, 9:50 pm
  • White trash at it’s best

    Monday, 23 October 2017, 8:56 pm
  • Typical useless trash for the area

    Monday, 23 October 2017, 8:54 pm
    • Are you some expert authority on white trash Lena? The girl was drunk…you’ve never drank and done something you were ashamed of or felt stupid for? Give the kid a break.

      Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 1:25 pm

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