CMU student charged with threatening officer with knife - WNEM TV 5

CMU student charged with threatening officer with knife

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WNEM TV5 has learned a Central Michigan University student has been charged after police and court documents say she threatened a police officer with a knife.

The student in question, whom the Morning Sun in Mt. Pleasant identifies as Rachel Michelle Harrison, is charged with carrying a dangerous weapon with intent, felonious assault and assaulting/resisting a police officer.

The Morning Sun reports that Harrison, 20, who may be a member of the Phi Mu sorority, was arraigned on the charges above in Isabella County Trial Court on Nov. 26.

Court records indicate that Harrison allegedly pulled a folding knife on an officer on duty Nov. 24 while that officer investigated area property crime complaints. Harrison is said to have asked to speak to the officer inside the officer's cruiser.

The Morning Sun reports the officer saw Harrison's hands inside her pockets and heard a "click" sound like that of a locking knife. The officer then got out of the car where she confronted Harrison about being in possession of a knife.  

According to court records, Harrison is quoted as saying to the officer, "I have a problem with you."

Court documents state that the officer had to draw her weapon before Harrison finally dropped the knife.

If Harrison is found guilty on the "carrying a dangerous weapon with intent" charge, she could be sentenced to up to five years in prison.

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