The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has arrested a Higdon, Alabama woman for the false report of a crime that led to an officer-involved shooting.
On Monday, January 1, 2018, at approximately 3:15 a.m., deputies with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office responded to 147 Meadowview Lane after receiving a 911 call from Dorothy Marie Gass, 65. Dorothy Gass reported that her daughter-in-law, Amy Gass, was going to kill her children and then kill herself.
When deputies responded to the residence they made contact with Amy Gass’ father, Mark Steven Parkinson, who had a handgun. During the encounter, Parkinson pointed the weapon at a deputy, who then shot Parkinson. Parkinson died from his wounds.
The GBI’s investigation found no evidence that Amy Gass threatened her children or herself.
Dorothy Gass was charged with one misdemeanor count of false report of a crime. Dorothy Gass turned herself into the Walker County Jail where she was released on her own recognizance.