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Woman Pulled From Car After Allegedly Reaching For Gun

January 18, 2019
Woman Pulled From Car After Allegedly Reaching For Gun

WILKES-BARRE — A woman had to be pulled from her vehicle after reaching for a gun in her glove compartment Wednesday, according to police. Police contacted Deidre Barber, 24, of Hanover Twp., on South Pennsylvania Avenue around 10:20 a.m. while investigating a report that a woman had been following someone from a court hearing. Police recognized Barber as having a suspended license and pulled her over near Holy Redeemer High School, police said. Barber grew irate and was ordered to get out so the vehicle could be towed because of the lack of a licensed driver, according to police. As Barber began gathering her things, police asked if she had any weapons in the car. Barber, who police said has a concealed carry license, indicated she had a gun in the glove box, police said. Barber tried to open the box and was ordered not to touch the weapon, but continued trying to reach for it, police said. Police said they had to physically remove Barber from the vehicle after repeated warnings not to go for the weapon. Barber, who was uncooperative and struggled with police, was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and driving with a suspended license, police said. — JAMES HALPIN