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Woman jailed in Guilford County after allegedly pointing assault-type rifle at juveniles

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GIBSONVILLE, N.C. — A woman is accused of pointing an assault-type rifle at three juveniles at a Gibsonville apartment complex, according to Chief R.M. Dixon with Gibsonville police.

Officers responded to 433 Homestead Street on Sunday on a report of a woman brandishing a firearm in the parking lot of the apartment complex.

When officers arrived and conducted an investigation, they determined that a resident of the complex, Heather Deann Vandervelde, 32, had pointed a 9mm assault-type rifle at three juveniles in the parking lot of the complex.

Dixon said in a news release Vandervelde had a verbal altercation with the juveniles and then went inside her apartment, retrieved the weapon and pointed it at them.

Vandervelde was arrested and charged with three counts of assault by pointing a gun.

Vandervelde was placed in the Guilford County Jail under a $750 bond.

Anyone with further information on this case is asked to call Gibsonville police at (336) 449-6677.