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Former deputy accused of threatening former coworkers

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(WMC-TV) - A former Shelby County Sheriff's deputy is in jail on a $500,000 bond after police say she threatened former co-workers twice.

Heather Westling, 24, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of retaliation against a juror/witness.

Westling joined the Shelby County Sheriff's Department in January and resigned on May 14, 2013. On May 16, deputies responded to her apartment for a possible suicidal suspect. On that day, investigators say she threatened responding officers with a knife. She was eventually taken into custody and emergency committed into the Memphis Mental Health Institute.

On July 9, 2013, Westling was pulled over for speeding and had a gun in her car. According to an affidavit of complaint, Westling told the officer she was not going to slow down, that she was "waiting for the right officer to pull her over and she would f--- them up, beat their a--, to show them how much they f----- her," and that "people said that I was passive aggressive, well I'm taking the passive out of it and I'll show you f------ aggressive."

She was again committed to Memphis Mental Health Institute. Upon her release, she was transferred to the Shelby County Jail.

Action News 5's Nick Kenney is working on this story and will have more from her former neighbors who witnessed her original arrest on Action News 5 at 6 p.m.

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