During a verbal argument on June 11 at around 4 p.m., Gwendolyn Y. Franklin, 67, chased down her ex-boyfriend with a knife in their residence on West Sagebrush Trail while he videoed the confrontation, according to police.

The Pinal County Attorney’s Office is now prosecuting her on charges of disorderly conduct with a weapon, a Class 6 felony, and threatening with a weapon, a Class 1 misdemeanor.

According to the police report, while Franklin verbally threatened to kill her ex-boyfriend, he managed to video the incident as it unfolded. Allegedly, the footage clearly shows Franklin chasing and threatening the ex-boyfriend, and the knife is visible in her hand.

Police arrived on the scene, and Franklin was placed under arrest at about 4:25 p.m. The ex-boyfriend showed police the footage. They requested a copy of the video and impounded the knife used by Franklin as evidence.

Franklin was transported and booked into the Pinal county jail but has since been released.


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