BEND, OR -- A Bend woman faces several charges after a weekend domestic disturbance. The Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a home in Deschutes River Woods, Sunday morning, after a man reported his girlfriend was armed with a handgun and had fired a shot next to his head. The caller said Gina Bendsneyder was sitting in her vehicle outside the house.
The first arriving Deputy conducted a high risk traffic stop and arrested the 54-year-old woman without incident. Investigators found a loaded gun secured in her vehicle.
Bendsneyder is charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Pointing a Firearm at Another and Recklessly Endangering Another.