Standoff ends with suicide of Teresa ...

Standoff ends with suicide of Teresa Dawn Hullette

There are 10 comments on the Lenoir News-Topic story from Nov 12, 2013, titled Standoff ends with suicide of Teresa Dawn Hullette. In it, Lenoir News-Topic reports that:

An argument between a couple escalated into a standoff with Lenoir police that ended with a woman's suicide Saturday night, and the woman's boyfriend thinks officers overreacted.

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Since: Nov 13

United States

#1 Nov 21, 2013
Rest in paradise. ...my friend
what a shame

Lenoir, NC

#2 Nov 22, 2013
Its just another typical law enforcement over reaction by a Caldwell County law enforcement agency. Between Lenoir PD and CCSO its a wonder any of us can walk down the street without being assaulted or harassed. Granted this could have ended the way it did regardless of LPD's actions but more than likely not. What ever happened to the day when good officers could talk almost anyone into giving up just by acting friendly to the suspect. I swear LPD and CCSO love calling the SWAT team out to every little thing no matter how stupid it is. This more than likely could have been prevented with decent cops.
wonderdude

Stanley, NC

#3 Nov 22, 2013
what a shame wrote:
Its just another typical law enforcement over reaction by a Caldwell County law enforcement agency. Between Lenoir PD and CCSO its a wonder any of us can walk down the street without being assaulted or harassed. Granted this could have ended the way it did regardless of LPD's actions but more than likely not. What ever happened to the day when good officers could talk almost anyone into giving up just by acting friendly to the suspect. I swear LPD and CCSO love calling the SWAT team out to every little thing no matter how stupid it is. This more than likely could have been prevented with decent cops.
What a shame, what would you have done yourself to de-escalate the situation? I don't comprehend the law being successful in doing something that the boy friend could not. It was a lose/lose situation with any move a person could have made.
Leo

Lenoir, NC

#4 Nov 22, 2013
wonderdude wrote:
<quoted text>
What a shame, what would you have done yourself to de-escalate the situation? I don't comprehend the law being successful in doing something that the boy friend could not. It was a lose/lose situation with any move a person could have made.
Chances are had they not used such a heavy handed response right off the bat it would have given time for a negotiator to deescalate the situation, I've seen it many times. The boyfriend would have been of no use at least at first as he was part of the initial problem however he may have been useful later in talking with her. What a shame is correct in the fact that local LE goes right to the SWAT/SRT units for the least little thing often times making the situation worse. The suspect had not fired on anyone yet and clearly wasn't going anywhere, time to talk not attack.

The other thing is how Lenoir's SRT team botched the entry but I wont go into all that, suffice it to say they screwed up but it sounds like a cluster from the word go. The local Sheriffs Office is much worse but it does seem to be a common thing around here with wanting to break doors down and break heads.
Melvin Purvis

Mooresville, NC

#5 Nov 23, 2013
If ya'll are so disappointed in the way that local law enforcement handles these things, then quit calling them and quit your bitching! When somebody steals your little $5 weed-eater or breaks into your house and steals your junk, then you handle it. Most of you losers on here can't spell law enforcement, much less know ANYTHING about it. So go back to your Burger King jobs and shut up!
Barny Fife

Lenoir, NC

#6 Nov 23, 2013
Maybe she didn't shoot herself..Maybe it was the starved horses got together and ended her life..Oh wait they were too weak from starvation and thrist.
Karma is a bitch.
I dont

United States

#7 Nov 23, 2013
Melvin Purvis wrote:
If ya'll are so disappointed in the way that local law enforcement handles these things, then quit calling them and quit your bitching! When somebody steals your little $5 weed-eater or breaks into your house and steals your junk, then you handle it. Most of you losers on here can't spell law enforcement, much less know ANYTHING about it. So go back to your Burger King jobs and shut up!
I live in the county so I don't call them, what would be the point. I did a few times but all I ever got was told to go get a warrant myself or the famous well be in touch lol. I have no problem taking care of things myself just don't come for me when I do. I suppose you think the local law enforcement is doing a wonderful job.
Melvin Purvis

Mooresville, NC

#8 Nov 23, 2013
I dont wrote:
<quoted text>I live in the county so I don't call them, what would be the point. I did a few times but all I ever got was told to go get a warrant myself or the famous well be in touch lol. I have no problem taking care of things myself just don't come for me when I do. I suppose you think the local law enforcement is doing a wonderful job.
No, not necessarily. But you are in the minority. Most of these idiots on here call about everything and then fuss about it. You can't have it both ways. If you feel like you could do a better job, then get the proper training and apply for a job and find out for yourself what a demanding job it is.
janet hullette

Knoxville, TN

#10 Dec 24, 2013
missmichaux wrote:
Rest in paradise....my friend
REST IN PEACE TERESA....This girl was once my sister in law. Although we often had issues nobody deserves this. Go rest high Teresa and we will always remember you.
old lady

Greenville, NC

#11 Dec 24, 2013
is this the case where tear gas was pumped into the bathroom with victim and she felt trapped ?

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