Picking Up the Pieces

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

Deputies say they were called to a home on Causeyville Road Wednesday evening after witnesses described a resident in the middle of a mental health crisis.

That same resident threatened herself and deputies with a firearm from inside the home before setting it on fire.

Deputies were able to get her out of the burning house without major injury.

"The individual that was involved in the incident has been hospitalized," says Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun, "and is being evaluated; investigators have looked at the incident and at this point in time no charges have been filed."

It's unclear whether this will turn into a criminal case. Authorities are not ruling it out, but it could be next week before a decision is made.

"Over the next few days we will be consulting with the district attorney's office as well as other individuals involved to make a determination about any charges that might be filed," says Calhoun.

It's unconfirmed, but authorities say they believe the resident's dog may have died in the fire. Still, they say teamwork and good planning kept a bad situation from getting much worse Wednesday night.

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