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Report: Man pointed gun at woman 'to get her attention'

WINONA — A 66-year-old man will be back in court next week after authorities say he pointed a gun at a woman in his home.

Richard Drew Iverson, of Winona, faces one count each of second-degree assault and terroristic threats, both felonies. A contested omnibus hearing is set for Wednesday.

The investigation began April 15, when a 31-year-old deaf woman reported to law enforcement that Iverson had pointed a .22 caliber rifle at her two days earlier. Through an interpreter, the woman said she was seated in a chair in the living room when the incident occurred.

She told authorities she didn't want to die or be injured, so she put her hands up to de-escalate the situation.

According to the criminal complaint, Iverson admitted he'd pointed the rifle at the woman, saying he "wanted to get her attention," but it was "obviously inappropriate."


The woman said Iverson had also pointed a gun at her a few months earlier as she sat in a recliner 15 feet away from him, court documents say.

The woman is considered a vulnerable adult under state statutes, the report says.

The assault charge carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison, a $14,000 fine, or both. The terroristic threats count is punishable by up to five years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both.

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