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Columbia woman charged with threatening house with children inside

Patrice Whitaker
Boone County Sheriff
Patrice Whitaker


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.

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