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SAN TAN VALLEY — A San Tan Valley woman is facing disorderly conduct charges after allegedly firing a gun in her backyard.

According to Pinal County Superior Court records, Kelly E. Gillespie, 39, is charged with disorderly conduct.

At 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 11, Pinal County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance at a home in the 300 block of East Toscana Drive in San Tan Valley. Deputies spoke with Gillespie and a man at the home.

Gillespie and the man allegedly had gotten into an argument earlier in the evening after they had been drinking. The argument continued to escalate as Gillespie allegedly followed the man around the home while he was trying to separate himself from the argument.

The man eventually left the home and entered a camper trailer in the backyard, where he planned to sleep for the night.

Gillespie allegedly started banging on the door to the trailer and yelling, loudly enough that neighbors reported hearing it. When the man refused to open the door, Gillespie allegedly told him that she was going to get one of his guns.

Gillespie allegedly returned with a handgun and fired one round in the backyard. The man exited the trailer, disarmed her and secured the gun. Multiple neighbors reported hearing the gunshot.

Gillespie was taken into custody and booked into the county jail.


Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa is a reporter covering the city of Casa Grande and the surrounding area, as well as Central Arizona College. She can be reached at

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