Woman arrested for pointing gun says Republican Rep. was ‘following’ her

By David Edwards
Monday, September 10, 2012 9:07 EDT
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A woman in Spartanburg, South Carolina was arrested on Sunday after she allegedly pointed a gun at Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC).

A police report obtained by Politico indicated that Gowdy had been in his church parking lot waiting for his daughter when Gloria Yvonne Brackett approached him with a gun.

The 52-year-old woman claimed Gowdy had been “following” her, but he insisted that he wasn’t following her, according to authorities. Brackett began to chase the South Carolina Republican on foot after he put his car in reverse to drive away.

After fleeing to the local police department, Gowdy was escorted back to the church by police officers, where he picked up his daughter.

WYFF reported that Brackett was charged with unlawfully carrying a firearm and pointing and presenting a firearm. She is being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center. A bond hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Officers are expected to release more details during a City Hall news conference at 11 a.m. ET.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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