Woman charged for threats pleads to misdemeanor

An Anoka woman charged with two felonies in Anoka County District Court for allegedly threatening a man with a gun has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count.

Maristella Manaray Plautz, 42, who was originally charged with second-degree assault and terroristic threats, entered a guilty plea Jan. 27 to a misdemeanor fifth-degree assault count.

She was placed on probation for one year, had a 90-day jail sentence stayed and had $950 of a $1,000 fine stayed.

Probation conditions include counseling and no alcohol related offenses.

The evening of June 19, 2013 Anoka Police were called to a residence on the 800 block of Brisbin Street several times on a report of an intoxicated and combative woman.

According to the complaint, police went back to the home when a 911 call came from the address from a man who said a woman had pulled a gun on him.

The man told police that he and Plautz had got into an argument and as she became more and more intoxicated and combative, she got a gun and threatened to shoot him. He locked himself in a bedroom until police arrived.

Police asked Plautz where the gun was and she told them it was under a couch, from where officers retrieved a 9 mm handgun with rounds in the magazine, but not in the chamber.

In a statement to police, Plautz admitted to having the gun, but denied intending to harm the man.

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