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Warrant: Woman tried to hit officer with ax

Posted November 15, 2009 3:14 p.m. EST
Updated November 15, 2009 8:21 p.m. EST

— Raleigh police say that a 45-year-old woman used an ax to attack an officer responding to a domestic incident at her house Saturday.

Officer J.T. Heinrich responded to calls about the incident at Sandra W. Mitchell's home at 315 Idlewild Ave.

Mitchell refused to put down a 3-foot ax when ordered, then raised it and tried to strike Heinrich, arrest warrants say. She also tried to pull away when he tried to handcuff her, according to the warrants.

Mitchell was charged with two counts of assaulting a government official with a deadly weapon and resisting a public officer.

She was being held at the Wake County Jail under a $42,000 bond. Her first court appearance was set for Monday morning.