An Oak Ridge woman who threatened suicide in 2014 before pointing a gun at responding police officers has pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault. In exchange for her best interest plea, which does not admit guilt but acknowledges that a tougher sentence might be handed down in a trial, 47-year-old Anna King was sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation and ordered to get a mental health evaluation and treatment.
On August 2nd, 2014, Oak Ridge police were called to a home on Jonathan Lane by King’s boyfriend, who said she was suicidal. When three Oak Ridge police officers responded, they found the distraught woman in the front yard of the house pointing a pistol at her head and neck. Despite several commands to drop the weapon, King instead pointed the weapon at the officers, two of whom fired a total of four shots in King’s direction. She fell backward but was not hit by any bullets. When officers approached her, King had the gun under her neck and an officer used a Taser on her to get the gun away and take her into custody.