A Crossville woman was arrested for aggravated assault Saturday evening after she allegedly chased several people around the yard of an apartment complex with a large kitchen knife.

Nineta Wilson McElroy, 43, 61 Beverly Hills Circle, Apt. 11, was charged after the incident Saturday.

Crossville Police MPTL. J. Brink reported he responded to the Beverly Hills apartment complex after a man called, stating he was chased around the yard by McElroy.

While at the scene, Brink reported that several other victims stated "they had been approached by a female they knew as 'Nena' who was holding a large kitchen knife and had made threats to use the knife on them."

The caller, Michael McCarrel and maintenance man, JC Pugh, said the woman called them vulgar names while holding the knife and making the two back away as she approached them.

Brink said he went to McElroy's apartment and made contact with her.

"I observed the inside of her residence was thrown about. Myself and SPTL Johnson checked the inside of the residence to see if any other possible victims or suspects (were there.)," Brink reported.

The two officers then saw and retrieved a large kitchen knife that was laying on the floor in front of the couch.

SPTL. Johnson attempted to speak with McElroy and question her about the incident, but the woman refused to talk to the officers.

Other officers at the scene then told Brink there was another victim and her two grandchildren who were also allegedly threatened with the knife by McElroy.

The report states "the knife-wielding defendant" became very "aggressive with her language and tone" and approached her "with the knife in a stabbing position."

McElroy was then arrested and charged with aggravated assault and transported to the Cumberland County Justice Center.