FOLLOW UP: Gun Drawn at Wal-Mart on Old Fort Parkway; Arrest Made

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We have a follow up to the story of a Lascassas woman, who was arrested for pulling a gun in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Old Fort Parkway.

Sherry McLain, age 67, faces felony charges for aggravated assault and reckless endangerment after pulling her firearm when a man walked up to her and asked her for a light for a cigarette.

She exclusively spoke to NewsChannel 5 about the incident and says she was scared for her life...


Murfreesboro Police spokesman Kyle Evans says the man was never closer than 10 feet from McLain...


A woman and her grandchild were reportedly between McLain and the man at one point during the Saturday incident.

By the way, McLain was properly permitted to carry the weapon.

The story is stirring debate about self defense and now the courts will decide what happens to McLain.

For exclusive video of this story from NewsChannel 5, log-on to our website. We have a link for you there.



A Lascassas woman was arrested after pulling her gun during an incident at the Wal-Mart on Old Fort Parkway. Sherry McLain, age 67, of Barlow Lane was charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment after pulling her handgun on a man in the parking lot.

According to the police report, McLain was approached by the black male victim asking for a light for a cigarette last Friday afternoon around 4:15pm. She claims he approached her aggressively.

Another woman and her child were also in the parking lot, allegedly as the woman had the gun drawn.

However, after police watched video of the incident and gathered evidence, they determined there was no eminent threat and McLain acted unlawfully in pulling her firearm.

She will have a chance to argue her case in General Sessions Court on January 7th.

SOURCE: Murfreesboro Police Incident & Arrest Report #15-22778

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