Woman Arrested for Threatening Death with Knives

Woman Arrested for Threatening Death with Knives

Santa Barbara County – The Laze-E-Daze Retirement Center in the city of Santa Maria provides apartment-style assisted living facilities for senior residents in an environment designed to bridge the gap between fully independent living and more intensive nursing home facilities.  With the epidemic of cognitive impairment and dementia affecting so many senior citizens, however, occasionally even the most inviting of elder care communities can face aberrant and criminal behavior on the part of its residents.

Such is the apparent case involving Charlyne Walker, 53, a female resident at Laze-E-Daze, as detailed in a media report issued by Santa Maria Police Department spokesman Sgt. Jesus Valle, indicating that Walker was arrested at the care facility just after 9:00 p.m. on May 15th.  Officers responding to a 911 Emergency call that evening arrived to learn from witnesses that Walker had “threatened to kill another resident while brandishing two large knives.”

When officers located Walker, they found her barricaded inside her room, vociferously refusing to accede to their demands that she step outside to discuss the matter with them.  After a period of time, and arrest and search warrant were obtained and officers then forcibly gained ingress to Walker’s room.  Apparently determined to resist any official contact, however, Walker presented the officers with a defiant struggle which was soon thwarted without injury to anyone.  She was then placed under arrest, transported to Santa Barbara County Jail and booked for terrorist threats and brandishing a weapon in a threatening manner.

Walker remains in custody with her bail set at $100,000.

Photo: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking

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