Officials: Woman threatened deputy after child neglect arrest


Courtesy: Vanderburgh County Jail

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says a woman threatened to shoot an officer with her AR-15 riffle after being arrested for child neglect and battery.

Authorities say they responded to an address in the Grandin Pointe mobile home complex in Evansville around 3 pm Sunday.

They say a 911 caller said a neighbor was “beating her kids.”

We’re told deputies arrived to find two juvenile female victims that were safe in the caller’s residence. Officials says one victim had bruising around her eye and a bite mark. She told deputies her mother punched her in the face and dragged her by the hair.

Authorities say the other juvenile victim had bruising and bite marks.

When deputies interviewed the children’s mother, 41 year old Heather Biehl, they say she was extremely intoxicated.

Biehl was arrested for battery with serious injury on a victim less than 14 years of age (level three felony), domestic battery on a victim less than 14 years of age (level six felony), and two counts of child neglect (level six felony).

While taking Biehl to the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center, authorities say she told the deputy she was going to shoot him with her AR-15 rifle.

Biehl was further charged with intimidation on a law enforcement officer, which is a level six felony.

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(This story was originally published on July 28, 2019)

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