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BREAKING NEWS — Bail set at $1M for woman who fired shots at husband behind judge's office

September 8, 2011

State troopers John Young (left) and Julie Clark (right) escort Judy Lee Sprankle, 60, Reynoldsville, for her arraignment Thursday afternoon at the office of District Judge Douglas Chambers, just hours after Sprankle allegedly fired shots at her husband and his girlfriend prior to a hearing the three were supposed to attend before Chambers at the same location. (Photo by Tom Chapin)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A Reynoldsville woman faces charges of two counts of criminal attempt/criminal homicide and other charges after she allegedly fired about six shots from a .22 caliber revolver at her husband behind a district judge's office Thursday.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said July L. Sprankle, 60, Summit Road, Reynoldsville, was arraigned by District Judge Douglas Chambers — behind whose office the incident occurred — Thursday afternoon. He set Sprankle's bail at $1 million.

Police said around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sprankle fired shots from the revolver at Elmer Aaron Sprankle and his girlfriend, Alicia A. Caltagarone, along Pleasant Alley, behind Chamber's office.

Sprankle fired six shots, with one of the shots entering an occupied residence along Pleasant Alley, police said.

All three parties were at Chambers' office for a 9 a.m. hearing, police said.

In addition to the attempted homicide charges, Judy Sprankle faces two counts of aggravated assault; one count of discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure; three counts of simple assault; three counts of recklessly endangering another person; and two counts of criminal mischief.

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