Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 | 6:40 p.m.
A woman arrested after a lengthy standoff with Metro SWAT now faces six counts of attempted murder of a police officer in addition to previously filed charges.
Sara Jones, 29, was arrested on Tuesday after a standoff that lasted nearly 24 hours and ended with an officer shooting her. In addition to the six counts of attempted murder of a police officer, she also faces two counts of kidnap first degree, three counts of child endangerment with a deadly weapon, one count of resisting an officer with a deadly weapon.
Jones had barricaded herself inside her home for nearly 24 hours with her sons, ages 2 and 3, and a .45 caliber handgun. She allegedly threatened to shoot herself and her children and refused to exit her home, police said.
Metro SWAT entered the home about 10 p.m. on Tuesday after they heard her fire a shot. Jones began firing at the officers from her bedroom’s bathroom and shot an officer in the shin, police said. A SWAT officer shot her once in the side of her face and then arrested her.
Jones was booked in absentia into Clark County Detention Center.