A 50-year-old woman who caused a lockdown of Aromas School and an 18-hour standoff with law enforcement is now behind bars
Jacqueline Burse-Woodard of Aromas is in Monterey County Jail after surrendering to Salinas police around 7 a.m. Friday, Sheriff Scott Miller said at a Friday press conference.
Miller said a domestic fight between Burse-Woodard and her husband, Gregory S. Woodward, escalated to the point that her spouse escaped the home and called police around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Her husband told deputies that she had threatened to shoot him or herself.
Burse-Woodard barricaded herself inside her Bardue Street home with three rifles and one small-caliber handgun, officials said.
"She knew how to use them," Miller said, adding that her husband said she was familiar with guns.
The sheriff did not know if the guns belonged to Burse-Woodard, or if the couple owned the home.
He said Aromas School, two blocks from Burse-Woodard's home, was on lockdown Thursday and closed Friday because of an "excess of caution."
Deputies remained on scene until 1 a.m. when Salinas police took over, Miller said.
After her surrender to Salinas police, Burse-Woodard was transferred to the custody of the Sheriff's Office. Members of the county Behavioral Health unit stayed on scene throughout the ordeal.
A phone number listed for Gregory S. Woodard was disconnected.
Burse-Woodard is expected to be charged with assault with a deadly weapon and making terroristic threats.