An Alexander County, NC woman who said she was “hearing voices” coming from a cell tower near her house has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon after authorities said she fired a .22 revolver at two cell tower workers. Neither of the workers were struck, according to WSOC-TV. The tower, located in Taylorsville, NC, is owned by Crown Castle.
Susan Moose was charged by police following their response to a 911 call from a tower crew foreman stating: “I’ve got a lady across the street that’s been yelling and raising hell since we’ve been here that we’re on her property and now there’s shots that have been fired.
I’ve got two guys on the tower.”
Police said the woman barricaded herself inside her home that was right across the street from the tower. According to Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman, Moose had contacted authorities previously over concerns about the tower.
“She’s hearing voices from that tower. They’re sending signals, this type [of] thing. It concerns me she has a weapon and actually discharged that weapon,” said Bowman. The Sheriff said the workers were about two hundred feet up the tower at the time of the shooting. Moose was initially released on a $10,000 bond but arrested shortly afterward on additional charges of burglary on a separate incident. She is currently in the Alexander County Detention Center.
November 27, 2019