Plea agreement in Eastwood Apartment shooting disturbance

A 37 year old Scottsbluff woman who was facing charges after an arguement in east Scottsbluff in October has entered into an agreement with prosecutors, in which two of three charges will be dismissed.

Christine Leach was charged with terroristic threats, use of a firearm to commit a felony and carrying a concealed weapon.

In exchange with a guilty or no contest plea to the terroristic threats charge, the state will dismiss the use of a firearm to commit a felony and carrying a concealed weapon charges.

According to the arrest affidavit, Scottsbluff Police responded to the Eastwood Apartments on a reported shooting on an October evening. A witness stated that Leach was in an arguement with a man identified as Joey Palamo. The witness reportedly heard a gunshot and saw Palamo flee the area. Leach was then observed running upstairs, where Leach reportedly pulled a revolver from the front waistband of her pants and conceal it in a wastebasket. She then left the area and was contacted by police 1/2 block away.

Palamo reported that Leach had pointed the gun at him, threatened to shoot him, and then fired the gun at him.

The revolver, which was reportedly stolen in Gering on October 2nd, was recovered from the wastebasket and Leach was arrested.

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