December 2, 2023

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Maryland RO Assaults 2 Agents

For allegedly brandishing a knife and making threats toward two tow truck drivers, a La Plata woman was arrested Oct. 24.

According to the statement of charges, police responded to a Home Place residence in La Plata for a reported disorderly subject with a knife around 1:55 a.m. Once there, Officer Conner of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office wrote in the report, he learned 61-year-old Marilynn Ann Kirk allegedly “confronted two vehicle repossession workers with a knife and then proceeded to charge towards [fellow sheriff’s officer] Cpl. Coulby while still brandishing the weapon upon his arrival on the scene.”

The two repossession workers told Conner that when they arrived at the address, Kirk allegedly came outside to confront them. Kirk was “acting crazy,” the men told police, and tried to use multiple objects to pry the tires from their tow truck. She then allegedly grabbed “a large Bowie knife” and tried stabbing the tires before advancing on one of the men with the knife. Both men reportedly provided consistent versions of the events.

Cpl. Coulby, per the report, told Conner the woman allegedly approached him with the knife and refused to drop it when ordered to do so, saying “Just shoot me.”

“Eventually the defendant dropped the knife,” and Cpl. Coulby placed her under arrest, Conner’s report says. Kirk allegedly admitted she had brandished the knife at the workers to Conner.

Kirk is charged with two counts each of first- and second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property. She was released on her own recognizance Oct. 25 after first being held on a $5,000 percentage bond. Kirk has a preliminary district court hearing Nov. 19.

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