A Trinity Center woman remained in county jail Tuesday, after allegedly pointing a gun at a California Highway Patrol officer on Dec. 30.

According to a CHP report, Joy Sims Griner, 65, was reported by a Trinity Center resident to have been on his property pointing a gun at him. A CHP officer responded and found Griner in a driveway on Estrellita Road.

“Griner was holding a gun in both hands with her arms fully extended and the firearm pointed at the CHP officer,” the release stated. “The officer exited his patrol vehicle, took a position of cover and began giving verbal commands to Griner.”

CHP Information Officer Thomas Frank described the gun as a small handgun.

“He put a call out and other units responded,” he said. “He was able to contain her by himself. She put the gun down but was still aggressive.”

Sheriff’s units responded, some from Weaverville, to the scene to assist.

Griner was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, assault, criminal threats, assault on a peace officer, drawing or exhibiting a deadly weapon, and drawing or exhibiting a firearm. According to jail staff, she is currently held on no bail.

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