Germantown woman arrested in underwear, charged with attempted murder

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — A Germantown woman is charged with attempted murder and a list of other offenses after barricading herself in her home for five and a half hours.

A SWAT team finally busted down Susan Parker’s door to arrest her.

Parker is accused of firing a gun at her neighbor.

The stand-off happened between 12:20 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. on Holly Hill cove near Kirby and Poplar.

For the Germantown SWAT team, enough was enough.

Officers forced their way into her house and minutes later emerged with Parker handcuffed, wearing only her underwear.

“It’s very unusual for a naked lady to be escorted out of a house in handcuffs,” said neighbor Jim Warner.

The woman kept everyone in suspense for hours.

“It’s captivated the whole neighborhood,” said Robert Hiatt, who drove to the neighborhood to watch.

Officers were there because police say she got into a fight with her neighbor in Poplar Estates and fired a gun.

“There was two shots fired and somebody got pistol whipped,” said Hiatt.

Police say the woman only suffered minor injuries, got away and called police.

When officers showed up, Parker refused to come out.

“We want to talk to her and get her to come out and talk to us,” said Germantown Deputy Police Chief Rodney Bright.

The ordeal went on for so long and negotiations weren’t working, so the SWAT team shot at her door with some kind of tactical device.

Neighbors called the arrest a success.

“The suspect, I guess you would call her that, is apparently alive and walked out of the house,” said Warner. “Based on what I’ve seen, I think they`ve done an excellent job.”

Parker was arrested on a warrant from last August for an identity theft and fraud charge.

Germantown police told WREG she refused to come out of the house for that charge also.

Parker is now charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

She was also wanted on two warrants out of Shelby County; One for theft and another for violating her probation.

Her bond is set at $750,000. Her next court appearance is scheduled for July 16.


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