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Woman, 64, Suspect At Gunpoint For Police

01/26/2012 09:19 PM ET

Woman, 64, helped out police by holding a suspect at gunpoint until they arrived.

The 64-year-old woman, Karen Granville of Daytona Beach, FL, helped heard the Sheriff’s helicopter and sirens while laying in bed at about three in the morning Tuesday, according to MyFox Orlando.

Granville said she then heard someone run right by her bedroom window and through her yard.

She then grabbed her pistol and ran outside, and came face to face with a carjacking suspect.

“Stop right there [expletive], or you’re going to be dead where you stand,” she said to the suspect. Granville said the suspect begged her not to shoot.

Granville, who was awakened by her cat, said she heard a helicopter over her house.

Moments later, the News-Journal reported, she reportedly saw Willis run into her back yard and try to scale her fence. She then grabbed her .38 Special revolver and followed him. That’s when she encountered Willis.

“I was not going to let him go,” she said. “I just held my gun in my right hand until the police arrested him.”

Willis was charged with fleeing and eluding law enforcement, driving with a suspended license, use of a vehicle to commit a felony, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute. He was booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail on Tuesday and released after posting $7,500 bail.

According to court records, Willis spent time in jail last year for fleeing officers.

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