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A 23-year-old woman fired shots inside a Calvin Avenue apartment where her ex-boyfriend was found with another woman, police said Friday during a Recorder’s Court hearing.
Brianna Schlarman, who is five-months pregnant, pleaded not guilty to two counts of aggravated assault in the Jan. 7 shooting. With concerns about the two victims if Schlarman makes bond, Judge Julius Hunter ordered Schlarman held on bonds totaling $50,000 on the two assault charges.
Officer Michael White told the judge that he and another patrol officer were called at 6:55 p.m. Jan. 7 to a 1012 Calvin Ave. apartment on a domestic dispute. They found a bullet hole in a front window upon arrival. Police also found a bullet hole in a cabinet.
The man said his ex-girlfriend came to the apartment yelling outside while he and another woman were asleep on the floor. The man was half way out of the apartment door when a shot was fired. A second shot was fired, striking a cabinet.
No one was injured in the shooting.
Police recovered two shell casings from a .380 -caliber pistol at the scene. At least two people, the ex-boyfriend and the woman, were in proximity of the shots fired into the apartment.
Schlarman was represented by public defender Owen Lynch, who sought a reasonable bond. He said Schlarman is a lifelong resident of Columbus and she is five months pregnant.
Matt Brown, a solicitor for the District Attorney’s Office, said Schlarman should stay away from both victims if she makes bond.
Hunter said he’s concerned about another incident. No gun has been recovered from the January shooting. Schlarman was taken into custody Wednesday at a Beacon Avenue apartment.