Woman shot with BB gun, charged for possessing drugs, stolen car

Posted at 1:57 PM, Jul 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-27 15:57:07-04

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah – A woman who was shot with a BB gun during a fight with family members was arrested for allegedly possessing drugs and a stolen car Saturday morning.

Sgt. Scott Peck, Cottonwood Heights Police Department, said 32-year-old Sara Nuneviller was staying overnight at her sister’s home near 1700 East and 7200 South when the two sisters began fighting.

The homeowner’s 14-year-old daughter tried to break up the fight. According to Peck, the teen said during the fight she was “clawed” by “my mom’s crazy sister.” The teen girl grabbed a BB pistol and shot Nuneviller to stop her from beating up the teen’s mother.

Peck said Nuneviller was shot in the hand, and she ran to a neighbor’s home.

"And that's when Sara scratches the back of her neck with her claws and really dug deep to where it was bleeding, and this young girl grabs a BB gun and shoots Sara in the hand," Peck said. "Once Sara is shot, she's done fighting. She runs outside and that's when police are called and we show up."

Police responding to the altercation, which occurred shortly before 7 a.m., found that Nuneviller had come to the home in a stolen vehicle, which was traced to South Salt Lake and returned to its owner.

Nuneviller was charged with domestic violence in the presence of a child, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a stolen car.

Police also found two men inside the home who were allegedly high on meth. Police arrested 31-year-old Trinity Giles, who was wanted on a $15,000 drug-related warrant, and his cousin, Dustin Giles.

"Its not like this is a remote incident with these characters we are dealing with," Peck said. "There's a lot of that going on in this incidence. Everybody that is involved here has a history with drugs and paraphernalia and meth on them."

Peck said there were five children under the age of 14 in the home, and he said authorities  are working to determine whether or not the children are being raised in a safe environment.