DUNCAN — The old adage is that “breaking up is hard to do.”

With gunplay and a child involved, it’s a task made more difficult.

An estranged wife is in jail on $50,000 bond after being accused of firing a gun while threatening her soon-to-be ex.

Jeana D. Meadows, 43, of Duncan, made her initial appearance Thursday in Stephens County District Court where she received a pair of felony charges: endeavoring to perform an act of violence and feloniously pointing a firearm, court records indicate. She faces up to 10 years in prison for each count, if convicted.

Duncan police responded to a shots fired call shortly after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, at 1911 N. 5th Street, and arrived to find Jeana Meadow, her estranged husband Michael Meadows and their juvenile daughter.

According to the affidavit, Michael Meadows said his soon to be ex-wife walked into the bedroom of the home and fired a revolver into the ceiling before telling him, “It’s my time to be with the kids, you need to get out of the house and out of the state.” He said he begged her not to shoot again or to shoot him. He told investigators he saw her put the gun on the bed as she continued yelling at him to leave.

The couple’s daughter told police she heard a vehicle arrive to the house and saw her mother walk in the back door while holding a firearm, according to Duncan Police Officer Kevin Arnold. She said her mother then walked into the back bedroom and soon after that, heard the gun “go off” and heard her father screaming, the affidavit states. She also said she heard her mom screaming and saw her put the gun down and that’s when the girl grabbed it and secured it in her room. She showed Arnold where the gun was and it was collected as evidence and for safety.

During her interview, Jeana Meadows admitted that she fired the gun in the house and that she wanted her estranged husband to leave, according to the affidavit.

Held on $50,000 bond, as part of her bail conditions, Jeana Meadows is to have no contact with the witnesses, no intoxicants and is to turn in all firearms. Court records indicate she returns to court at 9 a.m. March 4 for her preliminary hearing conference.

Written by Scott Rains: srains@swoknews.com.

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