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Posted on: June 1, 2023



MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said deputies arrested a 42-year-old Louisville woman Wednesday afternoon after she fired a shotgun at a sanitation vehicle as it arrived to pick up her trash. 

Theresa M. Reynolds, 42, Cub Drive, Louisville, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault. She is being held on bonds totaling $20,000 pending a hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. June 2, 2023. 

At approximately 1:30 pm Wednesday, deputies responded to the area of Cub Drive after receiving a complaint from two sanitation workers that as they drove up a driveway to a residence on their route, they noticed a woman sitting on the front porch with a shotgun in her lap. The two men told deputies that she shot the ground with the shotgun toward the vehicle. They said the woman, identified as Theresa Reynolds, began yelling at them and pulled out an iPad and asked them if they wanted her to video her shooting them. The men turned their vehicle around in the driveway to leave the residence. As they drove past the house, Reynolds fired another round at their truck, striking the passenger door. The men drove to a safe area and called 911. When the deputies arrived at the residence, Ms. Reynolds refused to come out of the house. The Sheriff’s Office SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) and Crisis Negotiation teams arrived and eventually took Reynolds into custody.

Reynolds remains in custody in the Blount County Correctional Facility.

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