COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
A Columbia woman was charged Friday with unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action for allegedly pointing a gun at a building with children inside.
Patrice Whitaker, 34, is accused of brandishing a handgun Wednesday and pointing it at a Columbia residence that had approximately seven children in the building, according to a probable cause statement.
Police said Whitaker did not care about anyone inside the building and threatened to kill everyone.
Whitaker has past convictions for first-degree child endangerment, assault and unlawful use of a weapon.
An initial arraignment hearing was held Monday. She appeared in court via video. No bond was set.
Whitaker remained in the Boone County Jail on Monday.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 3.