A Cobb County woman was arrested last week after walking into a local police station with a can of beer and a handgun. After creating a nuisance inside the station, she was detained and now remains in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.
According to the arrest warrant, 58-year-old Catherine E. Mcfarland allegedly fired her gun multiple times while standing in the front yard of her home off of Davis Circle in Austell last Friday. She reportedly was attempting to get police officers to come to her location.
Shortly after, she walked into the Austell Police Department, only a short distance from her home, and began yelling while standing in the lobby. She held an almost empty can of beer in one hand and her gun in the other.
Per the warrant, Mcfarland appeared to be intoxicated as she screamed obscenities and yelled at the police department's staff members. When questioned, she readily admitted to firing shots while in her yard, and was arrested on the spot.
Mcfarland was recently released from jail after serving time for criminal trespassing and first-degree forgery. According to the Cobb County Sheriff's Office, he previous arrest occurred on Jan. 23.
She remains in jail on a $10,000 bond for disorderly conduct, public drunkenness,carrying a weapon into an unauthorized location, discharging a weapon near a street and discharging a weapon under the influence.