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When Merrill went to Parker's home to retrieve her dog, Parker shouted expletives and fired shots. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) When Merrill went to Parker's home to retrieve her dog, Parker shouted expletives and fired shots. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
Saturday's barricade situation was not Parker's first run in with the law. (Photo Source: General Sessions and Criminal Court Case Information) Saturday's barricade situation was not Parker's first run in with the law. (Photo Source: General Sessions and Criminal Court Case Information)
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GERMANTOWN, TN -

(WMC) - New details have surfaced in a bizarre barricade situation that ended with a Germantown, Tennessee woman's arrest - wearing just her undergarments.

On Sunday, WMC Action News 5's Kontji Anthony learned about the suspect's criminal past and spoke with the victim in the attempted murder case.

Police say Susan Bass Parker held them at bay in a five hour barricade on Saturday.

The affidavit says Parker was caring for Adriane Merrill's dogs and when Merrill went to retrieve the animals Saturday, Parker said, "Hell no (expletive)."

Merrill ran out the back door with both dogs in hand, and according to the affidavit, heard two gun shots. Merrill reportedly looked back to see Parker pointing the gun at her.

Trapped inside the fence, police say Parker tried to grab one of Merrill's dogs by the ear. When Parker failed to snatch the dog from Merrill, police say Parker told Merrill to, "Get on the (expletive) floor."

In a tear-filled phone conversation, Merrill says she thought her life was over at that moment. She reminded Parker she had a son in the car and to please not kill her. That is when Merrill says Parker then beat her in the head with the butt of the gun.

The affidavit says as Merrill left, Parker told her, "If you ever come back here, I will blow your head off."

Police later responded and said Parker would not come outside.They eventually broke into Parker's home and took her into custody wearing only her undergarments.

Merrill says the only reason she is alive is because of the grace of God.

General Sessions Court records reveal this is not Parker's first run in with the law. Last August, Parker was charged with identity theft and has an October 6 court date.

Parker is charged with attempted second degree murder, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment for Saturday's incident, and is due in court on Monday. Her bond is set at $750,000.

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