Grandmother Free on Bail

MOUNT CARMEL, Tenn ? A Mount Carmel grandmother remains free on $1000 bail today after she was charged with aggravated assault for pistol-whipping the father of her grandchildren with a BB pistol. Gradie Margaret Taylor, 55, of Mount Carmel claimed the father, Jonathan Shepard had previously come to her house and made death threats. Taylor stated that she had told her daugher that if Shepard showed up at her house to pick up his children, she would shoot him. Police report that when they arrived at her house, Taylor was standing in the doorway holding a silver handgun which turned out to be a BB pistol. Taylor’s aggrivated assault charge carries a sentence of 3-6 years if she is found guilty.