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Woman charged with making gun threats

A Wadena woman was charged May 28 with assault and making terroristic threats after an altercation with a family member involving a gun.

According to Wadena County court documents, Louise Irene Pearson, 51, was involved in an argument with a family member and said she "would rather be in prison for shooting him [than] living like this." She was allegedly holding the gun by the barrel when she made the comments.

Pearson was taken into custody along 150th Street south of Verndale on May 26 at 1:52 p.m., according to court records.

Pearson was charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, terroristic threats, domestic assault and domestic assault with firearms. Bond was set at $200,000 with no conditions, or $100,000 with conditions or $10,000 cash bail with conditions. The defendant has a prior qualified domestic violence related conviction from March 2003.

An initial appearance was set for June 2 in the case.