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Sandstone Woman Facing Felony Charges Following Shooting Incident

A Sandstone woman is facing assault charges after she allegedly shot at another woman earlier this month.

On November 6th, a Mille Lacs Tribal Officer responded to a call that the 44-year-old suspect had allegedly fired two shots at the victim’s residence in Sandstone before fleeing in her Dodge Avenger.

According to the criminal complaint, the suspect had been arguing with the woman over a package. The suspect claimed a package had been delivered to the residence, but the victim told the suspect that no package had been delivered and asked her to leave.

The victim then returned entered her home when she heard a gunshot. The complaint went onto say that the daughter opened the door, and a second shot was fired toward the house.

An investigation by the officer found a small hole in the windshield of the victim's SUV, but no projectile was recovered.

The victim and her daughter noted that the suspect had a rifle and had been target practicing earlier in the week.

The suspect’s abandoned vehicle was found on a minimum maintenance road with several .22 caliber cartridges in it, one of which had been fired.

The suspect was found by law enforcement walking down the road shoeless. The complaint said she declined to comment on what happened at the residence but knew why she was being arrested. She also told authorities that she had "thrown the gun somewhere no one will be able to find it or do harm with it."

The 44-year-old is facing one felony count of 2nd-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and one felony count of dangerous weapons - drive-by shooting toward a person.

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