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An Oak Harbor woman awaiting sentencing for trying to sneak drugs into a Toledo jail ran into trouble this weekend when she threatened to shoot a horse on her property.

Ann Goode, 42, of 2722 S. Muddy Creek North Road, was arrested March 21 at her home and charged with possession of a firearm while under disability. Convicted felons are not allowed to have a gun.

She remained in custody and was slated for a Wednesday arraignment in an Ottawa County court.

Goode’s first conviction dates back to 2006. She served time for her part in a burglary in the neighborhood in which a family’s home was robbed while attending a relative’s funeral. In late February, she pleaded guilty to one felony count of attempting to pass illegal drugs into the Toledo Correctional Institute. She had been out on bond, awaiting her April 8 sentencing.

The most recent brush with the law involved Goode’s daughter, Holly Redfern, 18. Redfern was arrested the same night, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office. She faces a single charge of domestic violence.

Deputies were alerted to the trouble when a teen in the house called 9-1-1 for help after Goode and Redfern began arguing around 7:30 p.m. Deputies were told an angered Redfern began breaking glasses and plates in the house. Goode confronted her and was pushed by Redfern, knocking her to the ground, and the two continued to scuffle, according to a statement from the teen who tried to pull the two apart.

In retaliation, Goode grabbed a gun and headed to the barn where Redfern keeps her horse. Goode told them she was going to shot the horse, the report stated.

She changed her mind and placed the gun on a shelf in the barn, the report continued.

Redfern reportedly left the property on foot with her boyfriend.

When deputies arrived and asked Goode about the gun, she first claimed she did not have one. She later admitted she had placed in on a barn shelf. Deputies found the weapon, a .22 Magnum, and confiscated it.

Goode was taken to the Ottawa County Detention Facility. But first she was transported to Magruder Hospital where doctors examined her injuries incurred during the fight.

Deputies found Redfern at a house slightly more than a mile away from her home. She claimed Goode broke the glass and started the argument but was also taken to the detention facility.

Goode’s recent felony conviction also involves a family member, her son, Zach Redfern, 21, who is serving a six-year term at the Toledo prison for burglary and theft convictions in Ottawa County.

On Oct. 9, Goode was caught trying to pass marijuana, crushed Percocet pills and Alprazolam to her son, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the agency investigating the incident.

They both originally were charged with three felony counts related to the crime.

Zach Redfern also pleaded guilty Feb. 25 to one count of complicity to pass illegal drugs into the prison. His sentencing also is set for April 8.




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