Reported armed disturbance leads to woman’s arrest


A reported armed disturbance at a house in the Dollarway area Tuesday resulted in the arrest of a woman who reportedly held a pistol to her husband’s head.

Detective Larry Gailey reported that Elizabeth Townley, 64, reportedly admitted the incident and also told police she “did not know why she did it.”

Gailey reported that police were sent at 5 p.m. to a house on East Millaway Drive and while en route, were told that a caller was reporting that their mother was holding their father at gunpoint and was “threatening to blow his head off.”

When officers arrived, the victim told police he had been able to get the gun away from his wife and hid the gun, a .357-Magnum. He also gave officers bullets from the gun that he had put in his pocket.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth a $10,000 bond for Townley after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with domestic aggravated assault.

Bridgforth told Townley to come back to court Feb. 6.