BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A woman is facing a number of charges related to a Mercer County shooting incident which took place in late May.
According to a report from Patrolman H.D. Browning, authorities were dispatched shortly after 2:00am in a call reporting gunshots in the Spokane Ave. area.
Mrs. Gloria Powell, the caller and owner of the residence in which the incident occured, met Browning upon his arrival.
Mrs. Powell stated that Drema Fowler, who at the time was upstairs with the firearm in question, had shot through her window.
Individuals in the upper level of the residence were then brought down the stairs and checked for any weapons or dangerous objects.
Fowler was read her Miranda Rights and placed in the rear of Browning’s patrol vehicle, and admitted to the shooting of the window.
Stating that she did not want the firearm to remain in her home, Powell granted permission for Browning to return to the residence and retrieve the weapon.
The ensuing search for the weapon revealed large amounts of used drug paraphernalia, with the weapon eventually being found inside a purse and contained several unspent rounds of ammunition. These were seized as evidence.
According to Mrs. Powell’s son Jeff Cole – who was present for the incident – Fowler had pointed the gun at him as he was standing in the doorway, then pointed it away from him and fired, hitting the window. Mrs. Powell was also in the room when this transpired.
Upon transport to the Bluefield Police Department station, Fowler stated that an argument had ensued between her brother, Mr. Cole, and herself because he had been stealing money from her.
While Fowler did admit to firing the weapon, she stated that she had no intention of shooting anyone in the room. She was then booked, processed, and placed in a holding cell to await arraignment.
Fowler was previously charged with and found guilty of Domestic Battery in 2017.
Fowler is currently being charged with 2 counts of Wanton Endangerment, 2 counts of Domestic Assault, 1 count of Prohibited Persons Possessing a Firearm, 1 Count of Shooting Across Road or Near Building, and Destruction of Property.