Knife-Wielding Woman, ‘High on Meth’ is Tasered at Walmart
According to authorities, Deputy Christopher Witte arrived at the Walmart on South US Highway 441 last Wednesday afternoon in reference to McGowan threatening customers and store employees with a brick and knife.
After Deputy Witte ordered McGowan to put the knife down several times, he tasered her.
The woman, identified by authorities Brandy Joe McGowan, 32, fell back stiff as a board, bouncing off clothing shelves and onto the floor. Authorities said that during the confrontation, McGowan had denied killing her family, but a Marion County Sheriff’s Office spokesman told Law&Crime they currently don’t think she was talking about anything that actually happened.
“After McGowan was arrested, it was discovered that she ingested approximately four grams of methamphetamine earlier in the day,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.