Police: Boise woman arrested after aiming gun at man

August 23, 2013 

— A Boise woman is in Ada County Jail after police said she pointed a gun at a man and threatened to shoot him.

Melody Ann Forsberg, 46, was arrested Wednesday night at her home near North Curtis and West Northview streets. Police said the woman aimed a gun at the alleged victim, who also lives in the home, and told him she would shoot him.

The victim told officers he tried to wrestle the gun away from Forsberg, but during the struggle, it fired. Neither Forsberg nor the victim was hurt by the shot.

When police reached the home, the victim was outside the house and told police the woman was still inside. As officers worked to set up a perimeter around the home, Forsberg came to the door without the gun.

Officers arrested her without incident and booked her into Ada County Jail early Thursday morning.

Forsberg is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. At a Thursday court appearance, she was ordered to have no contact with the victim.

If convicted of aggravated assault, Forsberg could spend as many as five years in prison. A deadly weapons enhancement could add 15 years to her sentence.

A judge set Forsberg’s bond at $50,000.

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