Woman, 74, charged with 3 counts of felonious assault for allegedly wielding handgun during dispute with fishermen.

March 14, 2016


By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — Wilma Seng, 74, was charged with three counts of felonious assault Monday, March 14, after she allegedly displayed a handgun during a property dispute with several fishermen in the White River Sunday evening, March 13, according to Lt. Craig Mast of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office.

Seng was released from the Oceana County Jail on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond.

The incident occurred on the edge of 198th Avenue near Hawley Road in Newfield Township, where a group of approximately five men were wading in the White River, steelhead fishing, Mast said.

“They were contacted by (Seng) who demanded they get off the property,” Mast said. “She had some words with them.”

Seng then returned to her nearby residence, and the fisherman told police they heard gunshots coming from the site. The men then left the area, but later returned. As they were standing at the edge of the road, removing their waders, Seng approached them in a vehicle and displayed a handgun, Mast said.

After deputies took the complaint, they went to the Seng’s home and interviewed her. She admitted to confronting the fishermen and later displaying the gun, but she did not admit to pointing the gun at them, Mast said.

Seng was arrested shortly after 8 p.m.

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