Deputies: woman booby trapped home, weapons

- Officers spent all day removing more than 3,700 bladed weapons from a woman's home in Spring Hill Wednesday after she was arrested on outstanding warrants.

Nickcole Ellen Fay Dykema, 47, charged at a deputy with a knife and eluded officers by hiding in the home filled with weapons before she was eventually zapped with a stun gun and taken into custody Tuesday night, deputies said.

MORE: Officers: woman charged at deputies in home filled with knives

Photos released by the sheriff's department show the home was dark and filled with weapons, fake severed limbs, and fake skulls. Several Hernando County Sheriff's Office personnel were injured while removing some of the weapons because deputies believe some floors, weapons, blankets and even the yard were "booby trapped."

The sheriff said the responding deputies acted with enormous restraint in apprehending a dangerous suspect while they feared for their lives. "It amazes me that these deputies were able to take her into custody without anyone being injured. It shows the level of their restraint and professionalism under very difficult and dangerous conditions," Sheriff Al Nienhuis said.

Dykema made her first appearance in court on multiple charges including resisting arrest and assault on a law enforcement officer.

She's being held in jail without bond.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

WATCH FOX 7 NEWS LIVE

FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):


Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.



Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories