Police: Woman arrested after pointing gun at Duke Energy workers

- The Rowan County Sheriff's Office arrested a local woman after she reportedly pointed a loaded gun at two Duke Energy employees. 

The incident happened on Monday, March 28 at a residence along Mount Church Hope Road. 

The 911 caller, Michael Buchanan, said he was an employee with Duke Power and was attempting to cut power off at the address when a woman came out and pointed a gun at him and his co-worker. 

Upon arrival, police saw the homeowner, Jamie Honeycutt, standing beside the vehicle holding a small black handgun, which was still secured in its holster.

Police ordered Honeycutt to drop the gun and step away from the vehicle. 

Deputies secured the gun, which was a black 40 caliber Smith & Wesson M&P. Police removed the magazine which was loaded with six rounds and cleared the chamber. 

Buchanan told officers Honeycutt came out to his vehicle, that was marked with Duke Energy signs, yelling at them for cutting her power off. Buchanan said he attempted to speak with her about her bill, but she refused to discuss it. 

Buchanan told police Honeycutt continued to yell and wouldn't let them leave the property. He said she went back inside her home, and returned with a loaded gun in a gun case. Buchanan said she told them, "you are not going to leave." 

Buchanan said Honeycutt pointed the gun at him and his co-worker, Devontae. Buchanan said Devontae jumped back in the car, while he ran to the other side of the vehicle. 

Honeycutt told police a different story - stating she pulled out her gun because she didn't know who the two men were and she was home alone. She told police she never saw the signs on the car until after she confronted the men, while holding the gun. 

Honeycutt said she never went back inside to get the gun, but said it was in her possession the entire time. She also said she never pointed it at anyone. 

After hearing all statements, police arrested Honeycutt and charged her with Assault by Pointing a Gun. 

Honeycutt was transported to the Rowan County Magistrates Office where she was placed on a $500 secure bond, and given a court appearance of April 27. She was then turned over to the Rowan County Jail, and awaiting her court date. 

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