A Crossville woman armed with a knife was finally taken into custody following a stand-off with city police after she refused to submit to arrest, according to reports.
The incident occurred June 29 and began when Crossville Police Department Ptl. Ethan Wilson attempted to conduct a traffic stop on at Miller Ave. and S. Main St. on a 2015 Dodge Dart because of a headlight being out.
Susan Denise Stokes, 54, 120 Davidson Ct., was taken into custody shortly after 4 a.m. She faces two counts of evading arrest and reckless endangerment and a warrant on an unknown charge that was outstanding prior to the incident.
Wilson wrote that he found Stokes to be the driver of the vehicle and that when he told her of the outstanding warrant, instead of exiting her vehicle, she placed the vehicle in gear and drove away, make a U-turn on Miller Ave. and traveling east onto Milo Lemert Bypass. She shouted at the officer as she left that she had to go home.
Stokes reportedly passed multiple vehicles and traveled in excess of 100 mph. She turned onto Davidson Ct. and ran inside her home, barricading herself inside.
Stokes refused to come out, and told officers she had a firearm and would not come out unless a judge would guarantee she did not have to go to jail and serve time.
The SWAT team was notified while officers attempted to talk Stokes into surrendering. The standoff quickly ended when a flash bomb was sent inside the house. Stokes then appeared at the rear door, armed with a large kitchen knife. She was quickly taken into custody without further incident and was transported for her physical injuries and for a change in mental status.
Warrants were issued, but at the time of the report, had not been served.