Police: Armed Fairfield Woman Barricaded Herself & Child in House

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A Fairfield woman was arrested early Friday morning after authorities say she barricaded herself in a residence with a small child.

26-year-old Sherry Thomas-McCabe has been charged with domestic abuse assault – second offense, interference with official acts, and assault.

At approximately 2:12 AM, Jefferson County Attorney Chauncey Moulding says Fairfield police responded to a call at the 800 block of East Burlington Avenue after being advised that a domestic assault occurred.

Once at the scene, officers were informed by a male victim that his girlfriend, Thomas-McCabe, assaulted him and forced him out of the residence. The victim said his three-year-old son was still in the home and Thomas-McCabe would not let him retrieve his child.

The victim attempted to call Thomas-McCabe while officers were present. Thomas-McCabe responded by saying she will shoot any officers that approached the residence. The victim informed law enforcement that Thomas-McCabe had access to two firearms in the home.

A negotiator from the Fairfield Police Department was brought in and the child was negotiated out of the home. However, Thomas-McCabe remained barricaded inside the residence. Negotiations continued but Thomas-McCabe eventually stopped communications with the negotiator.

The police department’s Strategic Response Team initiated a dynamic entry and deployed a K-9 unit to clear and secure the residence. Thomas-McCabe was found hiding in a crawl space of the home while armed with an AR-15-style rifle.

Thomas-McCabe was taken into custody and transported to the Jefferson County Jail. She is being held without bond pending her initial court appearance.

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