Woman tries to shoot Leon Co. deputy during domestic dispute call

Woman tries to shoot Leon Co. deputy during domestic dispute call
Posted at 10:45 AM, Jul 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-13 07:48:50-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee woman is behind bars after she tried to shoot a Leon County Sheriff's deputy during a domestic dispute call.

According to an arrest document, deputies were called to a home on Bayhead Drive on July 9 about a domestic disturbance. It was determined that the fight was verbal only, and that the man involved in the argument had left the house.

His live-in girlfriend, Heather Dixon-Reimer stayed at the home.

On July 11, deputies were once again called so Dixon-Reimer's boyfriend could collect his belongings from the home. According to documents, the man also told deputies that Dixon-Reimer owned two handguns.

When the responding deputy asked where the guns were, Dixon-Reimer told them that they were in the bedroom.

The deputy went to go secure the guns, looking for them in the nightstand after Dixon-Reimer pointed him in that direction.

The report says that suddenly, Dixon-Reimer lunged at the nightstand and grabbed a black and silver handgun. At the same time, the deputy managed to grab her hand.

The deputy told Dixon-Reimer multiple time to stop as the two struggled over control of the gun.

According to the arrest report, Dixon-Reimer was trying to pull back from the deputy and was pulling the trigger while pointing the gun in his direction.

Dixon-Reimer hit and bit the deputy as he tried to force the gun out of her hand. She also hit her boyfriend over the head several times when he tried to help the deputy subdue her.

Eventually the deputy was able to knock the gun onto the floor with the help of her boyfriend.

The deputy and Dixon-Reimer's boyfriend held her down until help arrived.

When asked what her intentions were if she had gotten control of the gun, Dixon-Reimer started crying, saying "I don't know ... I don't think I would hurt you."

When LCSO deputies checked the gun, they found that it was fully loaded with a bullet in the chamber, reporting that the only reason it didn't go off is because the safety was on. 

Dixon-Reimer was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault, domestic battery, battery on an officer, resisting an officer with violence, along with other charges. 

She is in the Leon County Jail on a $8,500 bond.