A Flagler County woman is accused of drinking for nine hours and threatening her stepson with his pellet gun when he tried to prevent her from polishing off his liquor.
Laurie Ann Marlow, 55, was arrested at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after deputies were called to her home on County Road 3006 in western Flagler County to investigate a disturbance, a sheriff’s report states.
A deputy reported Marlow appeared to be under the influence, the report states. She said she had been arguing with her 21-year-old stepson, Taylor Marlow, and that he and his brother, William, 25, left the house with two rifles, including one that they had fought over.
“He advised that Laurie had found liquor that he had hidden in his room and that she had consumed a large amount of it,” the report states.
The brothers then “heard a loud banging noise coming from within the house” so Taylor Marlow ran to the backyard and entered through a rear entrance that leads directly to his bedroom, according to the report.
“As Taylor opened the door he observed that Laurie had broken down the locked door and was grabbing his pellet gun,” the deputy reported. “Laurie proceeded to turn around and point the gun into Taylor’s face.”
He told the deputy the barrel of the gun was about a foot away from his face and he believed she would shoot him, the report states.
Taylor Marlow’s brother, William Marlow told the deputy he did not see what happened from outside the home but heard his brother say, “Are you kidding me right now? Are you seriously pulling a gun on me?”
William Marlow said he then heard the two wrestling over the gun.
Taylor Marlow got the gun away from his stepmother and his brother took it from him and hid it in the car, the report states.
Taylor Marlow told the deputy it’s not the first time a situation like this has occurred.
“He advised that Laurie had pulled a real firearm on their father, and she hits their father on a regular basis,” the deputy reported.
Laurie Marlow was booked into the Flagler County Detention Facility where she remained Thursday on $2,000 bail.