Fight over cell phone lands Cleveland woman in jail for attempted murder
A Cleveland woman is behind bars on a charge of attempted second-degree murder after she shot a gun during a fight with a man she knew.
The Bradley County Sheriff's Office was called to a home in Charleston Sunday night on a report that shots had been fired.
Deputies spoke with a man at the home who said Terra Kay Miller, 43, threatened to kill him.
The man told deputies that he and Miller got into a heated argument over a cell phone that belonged to Miller after drinking alcohol, according to the affidavit. He said Miller chased him around the home trying to get the phone from him. The affidavit said the man told deputies that Miller jumped on his back and bit his shoulder.
As the argument progressed, Miller began threatening the man, the arrest report explained. He said she followed him into his bedroom where she retrieved the man's gun and climbed on top of him on the bed.
The man explained that Miller put the gun against his head several times threatening to kill him.
"At one point while pointing the gun at [the man's] face she pulled the trigger firing a round into the headboard of the bed narrowly missing him," the affidavit explained.
The man said there was a brief struggle over the gun after the first shot was fired. During the struggle, another round was fired hitting the wall near the bed. He said he was afraid he would be shot and killed.
Deputies were able to find the gun and shell casings at the home. Photos from the home also appear to show the man was telling the truth, the affidavit said.
The deputies tried to speak with Miller but said she was too intoxicated and belligerent.
She has been charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder.