‘Shotgun wedding?’ – Woman fires at her reluctant live-in boyfriend
A Nevada City woman was arrested on several gun and drug-related charges Thursday evening after she reportedly shot at her live-in boyfriend ” because he would not marry her.
Bobbie Lynne Warren, 44, was taken into custody, along with the boyfriend, Kevin Clark Denson, 43, after the couple’s 18-year-old daughter reported to authorities that Warren was shooting at Denson.
Sheriff’s officers found a stash of marijuana and an assault rifle at the residence.
On her way to the county jail to be booked, Warren complained to a deputy that Denson refused to marry her, and she even asked the deputy to propose to her, Nevada County Sheriff’s Lt. Ron Smith said.
According to a Nevada County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies responded at 8:30 p.m. to Warren and Denson’s trailer on the 11500 block of Phelps Hill Road. They were greeted by Warren, whose breath smelled of alcohol, a deputy reported. She was arrested, but not before she tried to escape having handcuffs placed on her.
She reportedly told the deputies she did not shoot at Denson with a handgun, but with a rifle, because both she and Denson were felons and were not allowed to possess handguns.
The daughter reportedly told the deputies that her parents had been arguing inside their trailer, and then Denson banged on the door of a second trailer, where the daughter and her boyfriend had been staying.
Denson “told them that they were the cause of all his problems,” according to the report.
Warren allegedly followed Denson into the youths’ trailer and pointed a gun at him. She said Warren told Denson to “get out of the trailer or she would shoot him,” the daughter said. The teenagers reportedly tried to get Warren to put the handgun down, and the girl said that “at that time her mother might have accidentally pointed the gun at (the two of them and told them and said,) ‘I’ll kill you too, you b—-.'”
Denson and Warren then left the trailer and continued their fight outside, the daughter reported, and the woman fired three shots in Denson’s direction.
That is when the daughter went to a neighbor’s home and called the Sheriff’s Department.
While searching Warren and Denson’s trailer, the deputies located stash of marijuana in a cupboard. They could not find Denson.
Warren reportedly told them her boyfriend had run away to a neighbor’s property with the handgun and other weapons. Officers found him hiding in some bushes and arrested him for being a felon in possession of a firearm. One of several weapons found at the residence was an AR-15 assault rifle, similar to the kind the Sheriff’s Department uses.
On her way to Wayne Brown Correctional Facility, Warren told a deputy “she had been with Denson for many years and even gave him a child,” according to the report. “She said that after all those years with him she wanted him to marry her or at least to propose to her and he never did.”
“She continued telling me about how she needed to be married and demanded to know why she is not good enough for anybody to propose to her,” the deputy wrote in the report.
Warren was booked on suspicion of threatening a crime, resisting a police officer, illegally possessing a concealable handgun, possessing more than one ounce of marijuana and assault with a firearm. Denson was booked on the marijuana charge, as well as for possessing an assault weapon, tampering with the identification mark on that weapon and possession of a handgun without an identification mark.
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