By Ray King

A Pine Bluff woman was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly pointed a gun at two people and threatened to kill them.

Nancy Bell, 55, was taken into custody after officers were sent to a reported disturbance at a house in the 1800 block of West 31st Avenue.

During a court hearing Friday, Deputy Prosecutor Jay Girard said one of the alleged victims reported that he and Bell had gotten into an argument over a verbal contract and during the argument, she pulled out a handgun, pointed it at him, and threatened to kill him if he did not finish the job he had agreed to do.

The alleged victim said Bell was asked to leave and refused to do so, and he said he told Bell he would finish the job painting her house later because he was working on a larger project. He said Bell told him she didn’t care about his larger project and told him she would kill him while pointing what he said was a small .38-caliber handgun at him.

The second victim said Bell also pointed what he described as a small nine-millimeter handgun at him and threatened to kill him.

Detective Michael Merritt reported that when Bell was questioned, she said she had pulled a gun to scare the two victims but said the gun was a toy. Officers searched the area where Bell said she threw the gun but were unable to find it.

On Friday, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 bond for Bell after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge her with two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening.

Bell said she would hire her own attorney and was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victims until the case is settled.