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STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - An investigation has been launched into a viral video that shows a woman with a handgun on a Kampgrounds of America (KOA) site in Starkville.
Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney and District Attorney Scott Colom spoke about the matter during a joint press conference on Thursday.
The woman, a property manager, has since been fired.
She currently does not face any criminal charges.
However, she could.
"The charges we identified now are two misdemeanor charges because the gun was not fired,” Colom said. “It looks like what the woman did from the video is brandish the gun; so there's a brandishing a gun charge which is a misdemeanor, and potentially there's a simple assault by threat, which is a misdemeanor."
Franklin and Jessica Richardson took the video and post it to social media.
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According to the Richardsons, the woman pointed a gun at them and told them to leave because they didn’t have reservations.
The couple stated they didn’t know they were on private property, and the woman’s husband told them they only need reservations for the cabin or RV area.
KOA spokesman Mike Gast previously stated that KOA "does not condone the use of a firearm in any manner" on its properties or franchises, The Associated Press reported.
The sheriff said he took a formal statement from the woman and spoke with Franklin Richardson.
For the investigation to move forward, investigators need a formal statement from the Richardsons.