Court documents: Stonehouse woman charged in domestic violence incident

Staff writer

A 50-year-old James City County woman has been charged with brandishing a firearm, assault and battery of a family member, possession of a firearm by a nonviolent convicted felon and violation of a protective order, according to filings in Williamsburg-James City County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Around 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18, James City County police were called to a home in Stonehouse for an incident of domestic violence, the court documents state.

A victim told 911 dispatchers Cynthia Gill-Cardman had pointed a gun at him during an argument, according to the filings.

When officers arrived at the home, they arrested Gill-Cardman, and she told officers she had hit the victim in the chest repeatedly with the butt of a large knife, the court documents state.

The victim told the officers that Gill-Cardman had pointed the firearm at him, according to the filings. Gill-Cardman cocked the hammer of the gun and the victim thought she was going to shoot him.

Officers charged and arrested Gill-Cardman just after 8:30 p.m., according to court documents. Hours later, after an emergency protective order had been issued against Gill-Cardman, she called the victim and the victim hung up the phone. She called four more times.

After the calls, officers sought arrest warrants for Gill-Cardman for violating a protective order and possession of a firearm by a nonviolent felon, according to the filings.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence call the Avalon Center Crisis Hotline, available 24 hours daily at 757-258-5051, to talk or schedule an appointment at the Avalon Center call 757-258-5022.

Roberts can be reached at 757-604-1329, by email at srobertsjr@vagazette.com and on Twitter @SPRobertsJr.

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