Police: Woman with gun confronts SC congressman

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say the Atlanta woman charged with pointing a loaded gun at a South Carolina congressman likely didn't know the lawmaker's position.

Spartanburg Public Safety Director A. Tony Fisher said at a news conference Monday that 52-year-old Gloria Yvonne Brackett has been charged with pointing a gun and illegally carrying a pistol.

U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy told police he was parked in a church parking lot Sunday night when a woman approached his pickup truck and pointed a gun at him. Gowdy says the woman accused him of following her and ran after him when he drove away unhurt.

Fisher says Brackett had been visiting family in Cowpens. It wasn't known if she had an attorney.

Gowdy represents the 4th District. The Republican was first elected in 2010.

(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)


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