Lynn Gale Martin of Prince Frederick MD
Prince Frederick, MD – A domestic quarrel that drew the attention of police back in December has resulted in a three-count indictment against the woman charged with wielding a gun during the incident. The defendant—identified in court documents as Lynn Gale Martin, 56 of Prince Frederick—was indicted in Calvert County Circuit Court Jan. 18 and issued a summons the following day. Martin is charged with single counts of first-and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

According to a statement of probable cause filed in District Court by Dfc. Galen Gott of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, during the mid-afternoon hours of Dec. 7 the Calvert Control Center reported a “domestic altercation involving a handgun” at a residence of Barstow Road in Prince Frederick. During the initial investigation, the male victim told Gott the argument was about “relationship issues.” The victim alleged Martin pointed a black .38 caliber revolver at him, and that he “witnessed her attempting to pull the trigger on the gun but it appeared Lynn could not figure how to operate it properly.”

When several officers, including Gott arrived at the residence where the assault allegedly took place, Martin was inside the house. She came out of the residence to speak with Gott, who detected a “moderate odor of alcohol” on the defendant’s breath. While she admitted she was upset with the victim she denied pointing a gun at him during the argument. Police did recover the loaded weapon from the home. They seized the gun, ammunition and a cell phone. Martin was then arrested and charged.

Martin faces a maximum of 40 years in jail if convicted on all the charges. According to online court records, Martin’s initial appearance in Circuit Court on the changes is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 30 in front of Judge Marjorie Clagett. The case could go to trial in June.

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