Ridgefield woman gets three months for gun threat




A Ridgefield woman was sentenced to three months in jail for threatening her boyfriend with a gun after he tried to stop her from driving while intoxicated.

In an agreement with prosecutors, Erin T. Quintasket, 35, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree assault domestic violence and driving under the influence. In exchange, Deputy Prosecutor Luka Vitasovic dropped a firearm enhancement from the assault charge. The enhancement would have added a mandatory three years to any sentence.

The agreement was negotiated with Quintasket's attorney, Mark Muenster.

Vitasovic said Quintasket may be eligible for the jail's work release program.

She has been in alcohol abuse treatment since February and is scheduled to complete it in May, Vitasovic said.

Following an argument with her boyfriend Dec. 29, Quintasket told him she was going to drive to the store for cigarettes, according to a court affidavit.

Her boyfriend, Anthony Frazier, didn't want her to drive, because she was intoxicated; he threatened to call 911 if she did, the affidavit says.

Quintasket walked away and took a 9 mm Taurus pistol out of a closet in a master bedroom, the affidavit says. She then pointed the gun at Frazier and said, "Get the (expletive) out of my house," court documents say.

Frazier took the gun away from her. Then, Quintasket woke up the couple's 3-year-old daughter and tried to leave the residence in the 4500 block of Northeast 199th Street, court documents say. Frazier grabbed the 3-year-old away from Quintasket, court documents say. Quintasket then left the house through the back door and drove away in Frazier's black SUV.

A Clark County sheriff's deputy pulled her over around 2:28 a.m. in the 6900 block of Northeast 199th Street.

Court documents indicate Quintasket lived at the residence with Frazier and their two children.