A Council Bluffs woman is charged with disorderly conduct after an incident Thursday afternoon at the Pottawattamie County Courthouse. Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Dwayne Ritchie says 25-year-old Heather Stephens was arrested after she tried to grab a deputy’s gun while outside of a third-floor courtroom.
Ritchie says Stephens was upset a friend of hers was involved in a court proceeding and allegedly used an expletive when yelling at the deputy and asking where her friend was. When the deputy told the woman he didn’t know who she was talking about, Stephens once again allegedly uttered an expletive and demanded he find her friend.
After the deputy warned Stephens her actions were being disruptive, she then allegedly made an attempt to take his sidearm, but was tackled to the ground by two court security guards who placed her in handcuffs and took her to jail.