A woman in Texas was arrested after allegedly firing gunshots at a rehabilitation facility while searching for her former partner. The incident occurred at the Royse City Medical Lodge, a nursing home and rehabilitation center, on Friday morning. The suspect, identified as 55-year-old Sarah M. Carter from Lancaster, was charged with five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Thankfully, no one was injured during the shooting.
According to the Royse City Police Department, Carter was looking for her ex-partner, who is a patient at the facility. She was reportedly yelling his name and using profanities during the incident. Carter confronted four employees and attempted to find her ex-partner’s room, but he had recently been moved to a different location. Eventually, officers were directed to a room where the suspect was barricaded with two patients. After forcing the door open, police discovered Carter and a SKS semi-automatic rifle in the room. Bullet holes were also found in the building’s walls and ceiling.
Fortunately, no one was harmed during the incident. Royse City Police Chief Kirk Aldridge commended his department’s swift response, stating that the situation could have been much worse considering the facility was full at the time. Carter was arrested without incident and taken to Rockwall County Jail. It was revealed that she had previously been arrested for criminal trespassing at the same facility in March.
The Royse City Police Department is actively investigating the shooting incident at the rehabilitation facility. At this time, no further details have been released regarding the motive behind Carter’s actions or any potential relationship between her and the ex-partner she was searching for.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and authorities will continue to gather information to determine the full extent of the events that unfolded.