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Woman who threatened to kill deputy is indicted

Cary Ashby • Mar 16, 2014 at 9:14 PM

A rural Norwalk woman accused of attempting to stab a Huron County sheriff's deputy was indicted Friday.

Blanche M. Myers, 54, of 602 Greenwich Milan Townline Road, is charged with felonious assault. The first-degree felony is in connection with a Feb. 19 incident and is punishable by three to 11 years in prison.

Deputy Steve Mancuso responded to Greenwich Milan Townline Road in Hartland Township for the report of a male subject who reportedly threatened to commit suicide.

"Deputy Mancuso responded and was able to determine the individual was not threatening suicide with a knife or gun," Detective Sgt. Josh Querin said soon after the incident.

Mancuso then encountered Myers, who was in the roadway near the scene.

"The female was in the roadway with a knife and her actions were aggressive in nature," Querin said. "She told Deputy Mancuso she was going to kill him and began to charge at him."

Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler, citing the deputy's report, said Friday it doesn't appear Mancuso "actually got stabbed."

"I know he used a stun gun on her. He ended up stopping her with a stun gun," Leffler said.

"She (Myers) stated several times, she wanted to kill all of us pigs (and was) spitting at deputies," according to the sheriff's office report.

Myers was transported to Fisher-Titus Medical Center and then booked into the Huron County Jail. She remains in custody.

"We're fortunate Deputy Mancuso was equipped with a Taser and avoided possible serious injury. ... It was a good result to a potentially dangerous situation," Querin said.

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