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Woman accused of holding gun to woman’s head

A 62-year-old woman is accused of putting her gun to another woman’s head during the Buckwheat Festival.

Marilyn Martin, of Gans, Pa., is charged with wanton endangerment by the Kingwood Police Department.

At 7:12 p.m. Friday, an officer responded to a fight at 214 S. Price St., on the Buckwheat Festival grounds, according to a criminal complaint. Witnesses said there was a fight involving a firearm and gave a description of the victim.

The victim, a 21-year-old woman, spoke with officers at the information booth. While heading to the information booth, multiple people told officers a woman with a gun, who was involved in the altercation, was running to the north, the complaint states.

The victim told officers she was in a fight with a woman, later identified as Martin, when Martin pulled a gun and held it to her left temple, the complaint states. Martin then allegedly said she was going to kill the victim and took off. 

The gun was described by the victim as black with a gray slide that was pulled from a black purse with a short strap.

Officers went to the residence of Martin’s family and detained her. Martin admitted to being at the fairgrounds and being in a fight with the victim, according to the complaint. 

Martin gave officers consent to search her car and under the spare tire a Taurus semi automatic pistol matching the victim’s description was found, the complaint states. It was loaded with a 10-round magazine. A black purse was also found.

Martin is being held in Tygart Valley Regional Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.

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