Oak Ridge police arrest woman after four-hour standoff

Oak Ridge police arrest woman after four-hour standoff

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Oak Ridge police at the scene on Jellico Lane Oak Ridge police at the scene on Jellico Lane
OAK RIDGE (WATE) - Oak Ridge police arrested a 62-year-old woman after a nearly four-hour standoff Monday morning at a home on Jellico Lane.

Charges are currently pending against Patsy Oliver, the lone resident of the home.

Officers were called to the home at 6:48 a.m. after reports of a weapon being shown during a neighborhood dispute. When officers arrived, they secured the area and began trying to speak with a person who had barricaded herself in the home. Officers say she initially refused to talk with officers after a brief discussion on the phone.

Neighbors said they awoke to the sound of screeching tires and were shocked to find out what was happening.

"I'm kind of surprised. It's something you don't wake up and hear about every morning, especially not in a pretty safe community as this is," said Jeremy Jones.

"It does make me concerned because I personally have a two-month-old baby daughter, so it kind of scares me a little bit," said Merle Miller.

Tactical officers arrived on the scene and a conversation was initiated between Oliver and a trained crisis negotiator.

Oliver was arrested around 10:40 a.m. She was taken to Methodist Medical Center for an unrelated cut to her hand.

Officers said they maintained contact with Oak Ridge Schools in regard to locking down Robertsville Middle or Willowbrook Elementary. Police say the need to lock either school down never arose.
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