FAIRFIELD — The woman at the center of a 4½-hour standoff earlier this week with Fairfield police Special Weapons and Tactics and Crisis Negotiation teams at a Grande Circle town home pleaded not guilty Thursday to five felony charges.
Coreion Johnson, 38, of Fairfield, is charged with resisting arrest and making criminal threats. She also faces three charges of assault with a deadly weapon. The weapons in this case were a butcher knife, a hot iron and a 10-pound barbell weight.
Police went to the house around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday after a resident at the town home reported that Johnson had been up all night smoking drugs and had become increasingly erratic and volatile. That forced the resident to flee the town house with her son.
The first officers at the town house were met by Johnson, who greeted them with a butcher knife before she dashed upstairs and barricaded herself in a bedroom, according to police.
Johnson stayed in the bedroom until SWAT team members rushed into the home through a second-story window and arrested her.
Johnson was ordered to remain in jail unless she can post a $55,000 bail. She is scheduled for a probable cause hearing Sept. 9.
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