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Police: Woman pulls gun when kids bark at dog

"They looked at me and finally they was like, 'Mom, the lady next door just pointed a gun at us and said she was going to blow our f-ing heads off,'" explained Morris. "They looked at me and finally they was like, 'Mom, the lady next door just pointed a gun at us and said she was going to blow our f-ing heads off,'" explained Morris.
BRANDON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Stephanie Morris' 12-year-old and 7-year-old twin girls went from having fun to being terrified while jumping on the trampoline Sunday night. The girls came running inside and Morris knew something was wrong.

"They looked at me and finally they was like, 'Mom, the lady next door just pointed a gun at us and said she was going to blow our f-ing heads off,'" explained Morris.

Morris called the police. Meanwhile, her daughters explained more about what happened, saying the woman had come to the window to make the threat.

"I can't believe she would threaten them with a gun just because [the neighbor's] dog barked in their backyard and my children barked back at the dog and laughed and continued jumping on the trampoline. I mean, children do that," said Morris.

Brandon police were at the house shortly to get the rundown from the oldest daughter.

"[The officers] went next door, came back within a few minutes and they said that [the neighbor's] don't have a gun," Morris said.

However, Morris says her oldest girl remembered exactly what it looked like and described it yet again to the officer.

"It was silver all over with black on the handle. Well, it kind of looked like a cowboy's gun," Stephanie Morris recounted.

Officers came back out shortly with the gun in hand. Emily Cheatham, 24, was charged with one count of simple assault. She turned herself into police Monday and bonded out on $639.

While Morris would like to see an enhanced charge, District Attorney Michael Guest says simple assault is the only thing the incident falls under.

"If the weapon had been used in this case, if she had fired a shot and missed. If she had attempted to discharge the gun and the gun in some manner had malfunctioned that would have been enough for us to charge her with aggravated assault," said "Guest.

MSNewsNow Reporter Courtney Ann Jackson visited Cheatham's home Tuesday evening to see if she wished to respond to the accusations.

"Um, are they calling to put it on the news?" questioned Cheatham. "Um, no thank you."

An unseen male in the background of the home can be heard saying, "Especially not without an attorney here, anyway."

Cheatham's court date is set for May 22.

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