Woman points crossbow at deputy as they respond to civil disturbance


SHERMAN, Ill. (WCIA)– Saturday morning around 7:40 a.m. deputies were called to the 3000 block of East Andrew Road. It started as a civil disturbance between neighbors.

When law enforcement got to the scene, a 23-year-old female pointed a crossbow at a deputy when he approached the house to speak to her. It’s unknown how many other people are in the house. Deputies say they have an extensive call history at the residence.

A tactical team and negotiators arrived on scene at 9:50 a.m. and were there for several hours.

Sherriff Jack Campbell updated us with a press release saying the woman was taken to Memorial Medical Center at 12:25 p.m. for evaluation and treatment.

No charges have been formally filed, and they will be reviewed by the State Attorney’s Office.

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