Police: Woman Terrorizing People With Gun Arrested
(Memphis) A woman Memphis police say had been terrorizing people for weeks with a gun, is behind bars.
Teresa Wright is facing two counts of aggravated assault and eleven counts of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.
Spencer Green didn’t know what to think when Wright showed up at his house on Morningview Cove last week with at least three other woman, and demanded to see his daughter.
“Before I could get anything out they just kind of bum rushed. It was on. There was a fight,” said Green.
Green said he doesn’t know Wright and neither does his daughter.
He said they tried to get Wright to her to leave their home, but instead she started throwing punches and pulled out a gun and waved it at several people, including three young children and a teenage boy.
“My grandson was thinking fast because he’s 13 years old, and when she pulled the gun everybody sort of froze. He picked up the gas can and threw gas on her, and that’s when she panicked from the gas and stuck it in her purse and took off,” said Green.
Police said Teresa Wright also pointed a gun at a man at a family member’s house last month and pointed a gun at that same man again over the weekend in the parking of business on Winchester.
A security guard said he heard her click the gun several times before he forced her to drop it.
The gun never went off.
Police say there were six rounds in the magazine, but none in the chamber.
As it turns out, the weapon was stolen.
The Greens still don’t know why Wright pulled a gun on them.
They’re just glad she’s locked up.
“It’s a blessing. We were still kind of wondering if she would come back,” said Green.
Wright is being held on $50,000 bond.
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