Oregon woman appears in court on assault charges

She allegedly pulled handgun on man, his estranged wife

By Paris Achen, Columbian courts reporter

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A Salem, Ore., woman is accused of threatening a man and his estranged wife with a handgun Saturday at an uptown Vancouver automotive repair shop after the wife confronted the suspect and her husband about their relationship.

Angelina E. Rosenfeld, 24, appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of two counts of second-degree assault. She is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Nov. 8. Judge Scott Collier set bail at $10,000, which Rosenfeld's family posted the same day.

Collier appointed Vancouver attorney Bob Yoseph to defend her.

Rosenfeld is accused of pointing a gun at the 35-year-old man and 36-year-old woman at about 6 p.m. at K I's Japanese Eng Auto Repair, 2607 Main St.

Rosenfeld and the man, Kevin Nam, who owns the auto repair shop, were kissing on a couch inside the shop's front office when Nam's estranged wife, Yon Hui Kim, walked in to pay Nam a visit, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in court. The husband and wife have been seeking a divorce, court documents say.

Kim told Vancouver police that she was upset about the kissing and confronted her husband and Rosenfeld. Kim and Rosenfeld started to fight, and Nam intervened and separated them, the affidavit says. Rosenfeld then walked out of the office into the main shop and through an open bay door to her vehicle, according to the affidavit. A short time later, she returned to the front office with a pistol in her hand, the affidavit says. Rosenfeld then pointed the pistol at Nam and Kim, the affidavit says.

"'Do you want to fight now?'" Rosenfeld yelled, according to the affidavit. She then walked back into the shop and fired into the ceiling and the bay door, the affidavit says. Nam said that he then told Rosenfeld to leave, and she did.

Rosenfeld denied pointing the firearm at Nam and Kim but admitted shooting at the ceiling, the affidavit says. No one was hurt in the incident, police said.

During her court hearing Monday, Rosenfeld asked whether she could obtain surveillance video from the shop for her defense. Collier said the matter would be considered on another date, after Rosenfeld had time to consult with her attorney.

She has no felony history, said Deputy Prosecutor Abbie Bartlett.