BURLINGTON — Grace Ross, 46, of Williston, has been charged by a federal grand jury in Burlington with unlawful possession of a firearm after having previously been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
According to court records, on July 30, 2021, Burlington Police received a report that the driver of a black Mazda, later identified as Ross, pointed a handgun at another vehicle that contained two adults and a baby.
The incident occurred near Main Street and South Prospect Street in Burlington, Vermont.
According to the court records, Ross cut off another vehicle, nearly causing a collision.
After the driver of the other vehicle honked the horn, Ross, who was then driving in front of the other vehicle, pulled a handgun out and pointed it at the other car through her rear window.
Soon after, the Burlington Police Department pulled over Ross’s vehicle and seized the firearm.
Ross was originally charged in state court with aggravated assault, though the state case was dismissed after the filing of federal charges.
Ross pled not guilty to the charge and was released on conditions pending further proceedings in the case.
The maximum sentence for the alleged offense is ten years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. If found guilty of the offense, the defendant’s actual sentence will be determined with reference to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.