Federal Charges Brought Against Woman Who Pulled Gun At Bank, Stripped On Sidewalk

Monday, November 12, 2012
Zoya Zakwan
Zoya Zakwan

A Murfreesboro woman who police say pointed a gun at her husband's former wife at a Chattanooga bank, then was arrested on a sidewalk outside as she took off items of clothing, is now facing federal charges.

Zoya Zakwan, 43, is charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon.

She is currently in jail in Rutherford County, Tn., but has been ordered brought to Chattanooga for a hearing on Tuesday before Federal Magistrate Judge Bill Carter.

In the incident on Aug. 2, 2011, at Capital Mark Bank & Trust at 801 Broad St., police said Ms. Zakwan asked if the ex-wife was there, then pulled a handgun. The former wife spotted her, then locked the door to her office.

Ms. Zakwan eventually fled and was arrested by a bike patrol officer.

The handgun was found on the sidewalk on Broad Street.   

She was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a firearm. The charges were bound to the Grand Jury without a hearing, but they are no longer showing in the Criminal Court records.

In November 2006, Ms. Zakwan, while working as the bookkeeper for the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Murfreesboro, was charged with embezzling over $60,000. Authorities said she used church credit cards to make personal purchases.

She later pleaded guilty to theft over $1,000 and receivedt two years probation. She was ordered to pay $73,256 in restitution.

She has also worked as a general manager for a fitness company.


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