CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) - A toxicology report shows that a Florida
woman who was fatally shot by an East Tennessee deputy after
slashing him and trying to drive away in his patrol car had taken
methamphetamine and several other drugs.
Bradley County Sheriff's Maj. Jon Collins told the Cleveland
Daily Banner that a report received Monday shows meth, lidocaine
and other drugs in the body of 30-year-old Armetta Foster of
The deputy was talking to Foster after finding her walking along
Interstate 75 with her two children and she slashed him on the
hand. Foster then took off in the patrol car and the deputy fired
at her. The car struck a tree.
Other reports have shown that seven shots struck Foster.
Relatives previously said Foster was traveling to Kentucky.