Not earlier reported – Brinda Sue McCoy is currently being held in an Orange County jail after calling 9-1-1 around 7:00p.m. on December 16, 2010 and holding police officers at bay for awhile. She also took a couple of shots at them.
SWAT team members returned fire with bean bags.
McCoy is married to Frank McCoy, current police chief of Oceanside Police Department. McCoy became Oceanside’s police chief after serving eight years as a member of the Cypress City Council, and a brief stint as mayor.
McCoy is being held on $250,000 bail. She is charged with five felony counts of assault with a semi-automatic weapon on a peace officer and two felony counts of discharging a gun with gross negligence.
McCoy faces a maximum sentence of 58 years if convicted of every charge.
The OC DA refused comment.