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Woman Arrested After Pulling Gun on Deputies During Welfare Check

ASHEBORO N.C. – A local woman is facing several charges after the Sheriff’s Office says she pulled a gun on deputies attempting to perform a welfare check at the home last week.

According to a press release from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, on November 3rd, 2022, deputies responded to Low Bridge Rd., in Liberty, to conduct a welfare check of children following a domestic dispute.

The Sheriff’s Office says when deputies arrived a female, whom they identified as Melisa Ann Herriott, opened the front door of the residence, and simultaneously pointed a handgun directly at one of the deputies. The press release says that deputies were able to de-escalate the situation, but the female closed the door and when deputies again attempted to get the resident to the door. Herriott again opened the door but was confrontational and uncooperative. A patrol supervisor arrived on-scene and according to police was able to de-escalate the situation and gain access to the home and perform a welfare check on the children at the residence who were found safe.

Herriott was charged with Assault by Pointing a Gun and Misuse of 911. She was arrested and transported to the Randolph County Detention Center where the magistrate issued a $50,000 secured bond and she is scheduled to reappear in Randolph County District Court on Dec 6th 2022.

Melisa Ann Herriott

Melisa Ann Herriott

  • Misdemeanor Assault by Pointing a Gun
  • Misdemeanor Misuse of 911

$50,000 secured bond