Crime

Columbus woman faces assault charges

A Phenix City woman was arrested Sunday for pointing a gun at a stranger, police said.

Alfreda Jernigan, 39, is accused of pointing a gun at a 31-year-old woman on Fifth Avenue around 4:30 a.m. She was in the parking lot of an apartment at the time, and police said three people — including the victim — saw Jernigan point the gun.

Jernigan was charged with aggravated assault, pointing a pistol and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, records show. She’s already posted her bond.

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