ALBANY, Ore. – An Oregon woman is facing numerous charges, including attempted murder, after an incident Monday afternoon.
Shortly after 3 p.m., police responded to a call from a “distraught” woman who reportedly told police she was in front of a deputy’s house and was going to kill him.
According to law enforcement authorities, the woman was identified as Micayla Martin, 23, KEZI reported.
The woman was outside the home of a Linn County deputy. The connection to the deputy was not provided. Moreover, responding officers believed Martin wanted them to shoot her.
An officer approached at a safe distance and attempted to get her help, but Martin refused and did not drop the knife, police said.
Martin diverted her attention and charged a different officer, Kyle Libra, from a half a block away. She was given commands to stop, but was non-compliant. As a result, Libra deployed a less-lethal 40mm impact weapon, which caused Martin to stumble and fall, police said. When she tried to get up, officers tased her, allowing them to secure the knife and safely take her into custody.
A news release from the department called the incident “extraordinary” and said officers used good judgment to avoid using lethal force.
Martin was taken to Samaritan Albany General Hospital with minor injuries. A mental health evaluation was also conducted, reported KEZI.
On Tuesday, she was taken to the Linn County Jail on charges of attempted murder, three counts of first-degree attempted assault, five counts of menacing, three counts of attempted assault on a peace officer, and unlawful use of a weapon.