Woman charged with wanton endangerment


A Radcliff woman was booked into the Hardin County Detention Center after reportedly cutting a tire of her ex-boyfriend’s vehicle and then threatening a police officer.

Becky McDaniel, 39, was arrested Sunday evening for first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer; sec­ond-de­gree terror­istic threatening and third-degree criminal mischief.

According to the arrest citation, McDaniel, disgruntled after a breakup, went to her ex-boyfriend’s home Sunday around 6:55 p.m. and cut the left rear tire of his car. An arrest citation said she then texted the ex-boyfriend, “1 tire down 3 more to go...”

The citation said there was an estimated $102 in damage.

When Radcliff police attempted to speak with McDaniel about the allegation and cite her, the report said she looked through the blinds and failed to answer the door.

When McDaniel did open the door, the citation said she pulled a boot knife on the officer. The citation said the officer pushed the storm door against McDaniel while ordering her to put the knife down.

The citation said McDaniel then sheathed the knife and threw it on the floor. According to the citation, the officer then grabbed McDaniel pulling her outside. McDaniel also attempted to spray the officer with pepper spray, according to the report.

While transporting McDaniel to the Hardin County Detention Center, the citation said she made a threat. The document quotes her as saying, “I’m going to kill you.”

McDaniel was booked at the jail around 10 p.m. Sunday and was released Monday on a $5,000 unsecured bond. She is scheduled to appear June 28 in Hardin District Court.

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