A woman has been sentenced to five months in jail for pointing a gun at another woman and threatening to kill her.
The woman, Selina Burgess, 34, entered a guilty plea before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to the charge of aggravated assault and was ordered to serve 150 days of a three-year sentence and forfeit her weapon. She also entered a guilty plea to violating her probation and was ordered to serve the balance of her former sentence in addition to the new jail time she was issued.
The charge was leveled after police were called to a residence in Mt. Leo where Burgess was wielding a gun. When they arrived, the victim, Tammy Anderson, told them there had been an argument and Burgess had gotten mad.
“She said she went back into a bedroom and emerged with a black handgun after the argument,” said McMinnville Police Sgt. Ben Cantrell. “She said Ms. Burgess pointed the gun at her and said ‘I’m going to kill you.’”
No shots were fired and Anderson and another woman left the residence after the incident. When police arrived, Burgess denied there was an argument and also denied having a gun at the house. However, a search of the residence proved her wrong as a 32-caliber high point handgun was found. It was also discovered the serial numbers on the gun had been scratched off.