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Woman Arrested in Attack on Harnett Deputy

Posted January 8, 2007 11:37 a.m. EST
Updated January 8, 2007 12:38 p.m. EST

— Harnett County sheriff's deputies said they arrested and charged a woman on Monday who was a passenger in a car that allegedly tried to run down a deputy during an arrest attempt last week.

They continued searching for the driver.

Mary Lucinda Kieffer, 44, of Erwin was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury, assault with a deadly weapon on a government officer, and assault on a law enforcement officer, officials said in a statement.

She was being held in the Harnett County Detention Center with a Bond of $350,000.00.

The deputy, Detective Mark Bordeaux, pulled over Bobby Burnett at about 2 p.m. Friday to serve warrants for breaking and entering and larceny, authorities said. They said that Burnett, who was driving, tried to run over Bordeaux.

Bordeaux fired several shots at Burnett's vehicle as he jumped out of the way, but authorities said they believe he missed the vehicle and Burnett.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Bunnlevel-Erwin Road and Titan-Roberts Road a few miles west of Erwin, authorities said.

Deputies said they arrested Kieffer at a residence in Erwin about 12:45 a.m. after they learned her name.