Higher bond set for local mom accused of pointing toy gun at minor, pulling trigger
CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - The Milford mom who allegedly pointed a fake gun at a juvenile was indicted on additional charges and received a higher bond on Wednesday.
A Clermont County Common Pleas Court Judge increased Julie Mastin’s bond from $50,000 to $250,000.
In addition, Mastin, 36, faces additional charges, including tampering with evidence and menacing by stalking, according to the Clermont County Jail website.
On Aug. 30, the suspect went to a home on Oakcrest Court uninvited and cornered a minor in the garage, according to Clermont County court documents.
Investigators believe Mastin pulled out a toy gun that looked like a real one, pointed it at the kid, and said, “You’re next,” and pulled the trigger.
The victim told detectives that he knew Mastin because he used to have a relationship with her daughter.
Police say the juvenile feared for his life that day.
The mother now faces the following charges:
- One count of aggravated burglary.
- One count of burglary.
- One count of tampering with evidence.
- One count of menacing by stalking.
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