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Jealousy, rifle, lead to charges

A 45-year-old Coupeville woman is accused of pointing a bolt-action rifle at two people in a jealous rage, according to documents filed in Island County Superior Court.

Prosecutor charged Andrea Moore Aug. 2 with two counts of assault in the second degree — deadly weapon.

Moore was released from jail Aug. 8 after posting $10,000 bail.

On Aug. 13, the judge approved an amended order to evaluate Moore for mental health competency. She also pleaded not guilty.

According to a report by Island County Sheriff’s Deputy David Dennis, Moore’s roommate, a 51-year-old man, and his girlfriend claimed that Moore had pointed a rifle at them at a Dewey Drive home July 30. The man said Moore pointed a gun at his head and threatened to kill him, the report states.

The man claimed Moore “freaked out” when she caught him with his girlfriend. Moore told the deputy she thought that there was something romantic between her and the man, but that she found out otherwise. She claimed to be extremely depressed and suicidal.

Moore admitted to having a 1944 Mauser rifle, but she denied that she had pointed it at anyone. She said she did not have any ammunition for it, but she got the gun out to use on herself, Dennis wrote.

Moore’s roommate, however, said he saw her unload the gun. Dennis found a bullet in her room, while another officer removed the gun, the report states.

You can reach News-Times reporter Jessie Stensland at jstensland@whidbeynewstimes.com or call 675-6611.

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