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Woman shoots utility worker trying to turn off power

Andrea Griffa. Photo Source:The Gaston County Jail. Andrea Griffa. Photo Source:The Gaston County Jail.

GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) - Police say a utilities worker who was removing a power meter from a home in Gastonia was injured after a woman fired a pellet gun on Monday.

Utility worker Billy Messer was removing the power meter from 409 North Boyce Street.

The arrest warrant says Andrea Griffa, 43, who lives at this location, shot Messer in the head with a BB gun.

Griffa was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, discharging a firearm in city limits, and simple possession of marijuana. 

She is being held at the Gaston County jail on a $50,000 bond. 

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