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NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) -- Police say a Newport woman who fired a gun inside a church is in critical condition after she wrecked her vehicle trying to flee officers.
Newport Police say 52-year-old Janet Compton walked into a crowded Hilltop Baptist Church service on Wednesday evening with a pistol and approached her husband, 53-year-old Michael Compton. They are going through a divorce.
Police say she fired one shot into the floor before pulling the phone line out of the wall. She then began to pursue him as he ran out of the church.
Janet Compton then led police on a brief pursuit before flipping her minivan.
Police say they are pursuing charges of attempted first-degree murder, reckless endangerment and possession of a firearm to go armed.
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