Scottsdale Aggravated Assault Charges Result from Suicide Threat Call

Posted on Oct 17, 2011
A 47-year-old Scottsdale woman was taken into custody by local police after reportedly firing a shot in her apartment in the Villas Verona Apartments complex in the 10000 block of North 142nd Street.

According to officials, Scottsdale police officers and a negotiator were called in by the woman's boyfriend around noon on September 19th. The man said that the woman had a handgun and was making suicide threats. Negotiations were started, and authorities on the scene were able to talk with the woman for a period of time. Eventually, the woman stopped talking with the negotiator. A short time later, around 1:30 p.m., shots were heard inside the apartment building.

The woman eventually left the apartment building and was taken into custody by Scottsdale police for suspicion of aggravated assault. No injuries have been reported at this time. The handgun and all fired shots were accounted for, including one bullet lodged in the wall. The woman has been transported to Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center, and she is expected to undergo a mental health evaluation.

The Scottsdale criminal defense lawyers with Curry, Pearson & Wooten represent cases of aggravated assault throughout Maricopa County, including Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, and Mesa.

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