A verbal argument seems to have escalated throughout the day, eventually resulting in one Williamsport woman being taken into custody after allegedly threatening to commit murder.
Laurie Alice Mistretta, 47, of 617 Sixth Ave., faces one misdemeanor charge of terroristic threat.
According to court records, at about 8 p.m. Dec. 16, city police were called to Mistretta's residence to respond to an ongoing domestic dispute. Officers had already been to the home once before on the same day.
Upon arriving the second time, officers paused at the front door. According to the affidavit, they could hear Mistretta inside, saying, "and I know where you keep the bullets, too."
Alleged victim Corey Falk, Sr. met with police on the porch. He explained that Mistretta had threatened to kill him in his sleep and had threatened to shoot or stab him, according to court records.
"She went on to tell him that she knows where he keeps his guns, the bullets, and his knives," officers wrote in the affidavit.
Falk told police that he was in fear for his life, and believed that Mistretta would act on her threats, according to police.
Falk then showed officers multiple handguns, bullets, and knives which he owns.
"Mistretta could have had the means to carry out the threats if she was not stopped," officers said in the affidavit.
Mistretta was taken into custody without incident. However, as she was being transported to police headquarters, officers allegedly heard her repeatedly muttering: "He's got one coming; he's got one coming," according to court records.
Mistretta was arraigned before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on Dec. 18. She has since been released on $3,500 bail.