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Woman with a hammer threatens man and 'his baby mom'

Woman threatens man and 'his baby mom' with a hammer
Posted at 11:47 AM, Jul 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-27 08:10:42-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A woman who used a hammer to threaten both a man she had briefly lived with and "his baby mom" was arrested after she "wrecked his house."

Danielle Mitchell, 35, was videotaped by a bystander who knew the man and took the hammer away from Mitchell before the deputy arrived at the house, according to a probable cause affidavit filed by a Leon County sheriff's deputy. 

When the male victim arrived home Thursday, Mitchell "walked up on his baby mom with a hammer," the document said.

Mitchell was waving her arms "in a hostile manner" and screaming at the victim and "his baby mom" when the deputy first saw her, the affidavit said.

The deputy said he arrested Mitchell after she disobeyed his order to come to his patrol car and continued walking toward the victim while screaming at him and waving her arms aggressively. 

Mitchell had repeatedly resisted the deputy's attempt to handcuff her.

"Mitchell continued to try and get her arms in front of her to prevent from being handcuffed," the deputy said. He added that after he gained control of Mitchell's arms he handcuffed her and put her in the back of his patrol car.

Items found on Mitchell included a hypodermic needle, a clear liquid and a drinking straw containing a white powdery substance. She told the deputy the needle was for her dead cat, the affidavit said, and the straw was only a straw.

The victim told the deputy that Mitchell "wrecked his house and went through all of his vehicles." The affidavit said the victim and Mitchell had been living together "for about two months in an intimate relationship."

Mitchell was arrested for aggravated assault, resisting arrest without violence and possession of paraphernalia.

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