ROME TOWNSHIP — A Centerville woman who allegedly blamed an ex-boyfriend for the death of her guinea pig is headed to trial on more than 20 charges after firing her gun repeatedly in the presence of the man and two other men, according to police.
Miranda Rae Gridley, 30, allegedly told her ex-boyfriend to come into the basement of his Kunick Road home so she could make him feel “what the guinea pig felt” when it was dying, according to the criminal complaint filed by Pennsylvania State Police at Corry.
Gridley waived her right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols on Monday.
On the evening of July 31, Gridley argued with her ex-boyfriend over the phone, the man told police. Shortly after the argument, the man told police, Gridley, who he knew owned a handgun, arrived at his residence. After Gridley yelled for him to come to the basement, he and two other men who were present fled the residence on foot and headed for a nearby wooded area. As they ran from the residence, they heard multiple gunshots, according to the criminal complaint.
The men called 911 from the woods and were met by a state trooper at approximately 9:13 p.m. When the trooper was interviewing Gridley’s ex-boyfriend a short time later, Gridley drove by and was stopped by police, according to the criminal complaint.
Gridley admitted to shooting her gun several times in the presence of the men, according to police.
When her car was searched, police discovered a purple Ruger .380 pistol and a Remington .243 rifle inside the vehicle, according to the criminal complaint.
Gridley faces three first degree felony counts of aggravated assault, three second degree counts of aggravated assault, six second degree misdemeanor counts of simple assault, three second degree misdemeanor counts of recklessly endangering another person, three third degree misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and three summary charges of harassment.
Gridley remains free on $25,000 bond.