A woman who police say held a gun to another woman’s head and assaulted her has been arrested and charged.
Jerrita Kindle, 32, was arrested Saturday after an anonymous tip led North Platte police to the 1300 block of West Ninth St., said police Public Information Officer Beth Kerr.
Kindle was charged Monday in Lincoln County Court with use of a firearm to commit a felony, false imprisonment, terroristic threats and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.
On Oct. 10, just after 12:25 p.m., police officers responded to the 1500 block of East 12th Street. A woman there told police that she and her boyfriend, Michael Charging Elk, 28, had gotten into an argument in the 700 block of West Ninth Street.
He then forced the woman into her car and drove her to the 12th Street residence. There, Kindle joined in the argument, assaulted the woman, tied her to a chair and held a gun to her head, Kerr said. The man continued yelling at and assaulting the woman while this took place, Kerr said.
The two eventually let the woman go. Soon after she made the report, Charging Elk was located at the location and arrested, but Kindle could not be located.
In an unrelated case, Kindle was charged with distribution of methamphetamine. According to jail records, Kindle’s bail is set at $250,000.
She and Charging Elk will both appear in court again Oct. 25.
Charging Elk was charged with kidnapping, misdemeanor domestic assault, aiding and abetting of terroristic threats, and aiding and abetting the use of a firearm to commit a felony.