PINE RIDGE, S.D. — Authorities in Pine Ridge say a woman suspected of stealing a vehicle faces charges of assaulting officers after she allegedly tried to shoot them during her arrest.

KELO-TV reports Monday that an Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety officer spotted a vehicle that had been reported stolen when he responded to an apartment complex in Pine Ridge on Aug. 29.

Authorities say they arrested the woman and put her handcuffed in the back seat of a patrol car. An FBI special agent said in court documents that the woman identified as Connie Wilson slipped out of her handcuffs and reached for a rifle that she then loaded with ammunition.

Authorities say Wilson fired a shot through the floor of the car when officers approached. No one was hurt.

Wilson faces assault charges.


Information from: KELO-TV, http://www.keloland.com