Police: Mitchell Woman Tased, Arrested After Threatening Others With Knife

MITCHELL, S.D. – Mitchell police arrested a 22-year-old woman on aggravated assault and burglary charges after reports of her threatening multiple people at multiple locations with a knife.

On Friday around 10:50 p.m., police received a report of an adult woman who pulled out a knife and threatened to shoot a female employee at a business located on the 500 block of South Sanborn Blvd. The woman fled the scene before police could arrive.

At approximately 11:01 p.m., police received a report that the same suspect entered a residence with a knife and attempted to take the caller’s car keys. The caller reported that the suspect had threatened the caller with a knife before the caller was able to push the suspect out of the residence.

Mitchell police say they received another call approximately 20 minutes later of a woman inside a business with a knife. Officers arrived at the business shortly after the report and witnessed the suspect and an employee struggling over control of a large kitchen knife.

One of the officers approached the suspect and tased her. The investigation determined that the suspect had entered the business with the large knife. The suspect walked behind the counter and told an employee “Better call 911 and tell them that I have a gun.” The suspect then threatened the employee with the knife. A struggle ensured over control of the large knife that the suspect was holding.

Police say they believe the suspect was under the influence of an unknown drug at the time of these incidents.

22-year-old Gjoa Yvonne Moen was arrested for three counts of Aggravated Assault, one count of First Degree Burglary, and Attempted 1st Degree Robbery.

Police say there were no injuries to any of the victims.

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