WHITEWRIGHT, Texas (KTEN) — A Whitewright woman has been arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Whitewright police said a city employee was checking water meters on Farley Street Wednesday when 48-year-old Wende Denise Andrew came out of her house brandishing a gun.

"Andrew threatened the victim, at one point lowering the handgun to point it directly at him," said police Chief Chad Stallings in a written statement.

Police later went to Andrew's residence, but Stallings said she attempted to flee after being told she was under arrest.

"WWPD officers were able to grab her to prevent escape," the chief said. "Andrew continued to resist arrest, and WWPD officers were forced to place Andrew on the ground to secure her in handcuffs.  During this incident, a tan Smith and Wesson MP 9mm handgun fell to the ground from the small of Andrew’s back."

Andrew was jailed on charges of aggravated assault and resisting arrest. Bond was set at $53,000.

No one was hurt in either incident.