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Woman accused of pulling gun on ex-tenant returning keys

August 24, 2018

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman is accused of pointing a loaded gun at a former tenant who was returning his key.

News outlets cite a Delaware State Police release that says police responding to a trespass complaint Wednesday afternoon arrested 44-year-old Melanie Ballard.

The 44-year-old former tenant told police he had come to the home to turn in his keys, but Ballard pulled out a gun when a disagreement ensued. He said he feared for his life.

Police recovered a Glock 22 .40 caliber handgun at the scene.

Ballard is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and aggravated menacing. She was released on $25,000 bail.

It’s unclear whether she has a lawyer.

Further details haven’t been released.

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