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Man gets 30 days for pointing gun at woman
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A man who put a revolver to the head of a woman and then showed up in her driveway on the eve of his trial and again threatened her was given a month in jail.
The man, Phillip H. Mooneyham, entered no-contest pleas to amended charges of simple assault, fraudulently obtaining drugs, and violating an order of protection. He will be required to pay $750 plus costs and has been warned to have no further contact with the victim.
The issues between Mooneyham and the victim started at her Tobbitt Road home when she said he put a gun to her head and threatened to kill her. The vehicle he was in was stopped a short time later and a revolver was recovered.
That incident occurred in early 2010 and led to an order of protection against Mooneyham. However, on the eve of his trial late this summer the victim said he showed up at her house and began throwing rocks at her vehicle and shouting threats at her from the road, warning her not to show up to testify against him at his trial or he would kill her. The trial was continued and, given the plea settlement, will not be held.
Charges of coercion of a witness, vandalism and aggravated assault were dropped as part of the plea bargain.