Caution: knowing writers can be dangerous to your health


DEXTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) - An author from Whitmore Lake is facing charges that she shot her father in the rear end and leg.

Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputies say Lisa Reardon drove to her parents home on Brand Road Friday. Once there, deputies say Reardon, whose website describes her as the queen of redneck noir, got into a fight with her father. Following the fight, investigators say Reardon shot her father. He is currently in stable condition.

Reardon was arrested a short time later, with the help of the Livingston County Sheriff's Department. According to her website, Reardon is the author of several plays and novels, including "The Mercy Killers."

Police are not commenting on a possible motive. Reardon has been charged with assault with intent to murder, using a firearm to commit a felony and a motor vehicle violation. She was ordered held without bond.

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