A 22-year-old woman was arrested after a Raleigh officer said she pointed a gun at him during an investigation at a street party early Saturday morning.
Derricka Danielle Lewis, of 2405 Ellerbe Lane, Raleigh, was charged with felony assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm, police reported. She also was charged with three misdemeanors: possessing an open container of alcohol in the passenger area of a motor vehicle, resisting a public officer and going armed to the terror of the people, the report stated.
Raleigh police responded shortly after 12:30 a.m. Saturday to a report of roughly 200 to 300 people blocking the roadway and committing drug violations in the 500 block of Brent Road, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.
Police Officer C.J. Clark approached Lewis’s car after seeing her make an unsafe movement while attempting to leave the scene, Sughrue said. Lewis kept reaching around in the car after being ordered to keep her hands on the steering wheel, according to a police report.
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She then attempted to climb out of the driver’s side window and pointed a semi-automatic, .380-caliber handgun at Clark, Sughrue said. Clark was surrounded by a crowd of roughly 50 people at the time, the report stated. Lewis was yelling, a report stated, but did not fire at the officer.
She returned to the car and was taken into custody, Sughrue said.
Lewis was released from the Wake County Detention Center after posting a $75,000 secured bond. She was scheduled to appear in court Monday.