Woman Arrested for Swinging Sledgehammer at Neighbor, Threatens to Take Child: Officials

Sherry Goulding was arrested for allegedly trying to hit her neighbor with a sledgehammer and threatening to take the neighbor's child.

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014  |  Updated 4:39 PM EDT
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Woman Swung Sledgehammer at Neighbor: Officials

Sherry Goulding was arrested for allegedly trying to hit her neighbor with a sledgehammer and threatening to take the neighbor's child.

Charlotte County Sheriff officials arrested a Punta Gorda woman last week for allegedly trying to hit her neighbor with a sledgehammer and threatening to take the neighbor's child.

Sherry Goulding, 39, was reported yelling down the street with a sledgehammer in her hand while riding a child’s bicycle, NBC 2 reports.

Goulding was aggravated as she said her children were missing. The woman then began to swing her sledgehammer which caused the metal head to break off, according to witnesses.

Deputies said that neighbors attempted to calm Goulding down, she grabbed a neighbors arm and asked "How would you like it if your child was missing?" Goulding then threatened to take the neighbors child and later swung the wooden handle of the sledgehammer at the neighbor as she stood in front of her child.

Neighbors alerted police as Goulding requested to call 911 because her children were missing.

The 39 year-old rode the children’s bicycle to her home where she was later arrested by deputies.

Goulding was arrested with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.

It is not known if Goulding has an attorney at this time.

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