Jan 16, 2010 5:05 PM by Nicole Vandeputte

Eldery woman threatens deputy with rifle to keep her dogs

A woman is free on bond, after holding threatening an El Paso County Deputy with a rifle. She didn't want him to take the 30 dogs on her property.

The Sheriff's office was called yesterday after a severly injured dog was taken to a rescue. The dog later died. The person who brought the dog in said there were a lot of other dogs in trouble at the home on Scott Road.

A deputy went there to investigate, and saw about 30 dogs running around on the property. He found the homeowner, Norma Scott, 71. He asked to see all of her animals. That's when he says she grabbed the rifle and threatened to shoot him if he took any of her animals.

The deputy backed out of the home and called for back-up. While he was waiting, two other women trying to take the dogs off the property and put them in a pick up truck. Deputies were told when they arrived. Officers stopped the truck and took the animals. Inside was Mary Scott and Rosalie Scott. They were charged with obstructing a Peace Officer.

After the other units arrived, Norma Scott was arrested. She's charged with first degree assault on a peace officer, and obstructing a peace officer. She was booked, and later bonded out on a $25,000 bond.

The Humane Society took numerous dogs from the property. Deputies say they weren't in very good condition, but their status now is unknown.   


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