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Woman faces felony charges after shooting gun in Butte lounge

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BUTTE - A Butte woman who allegedly fired a gun inside a Butte bar has been charged with two counts of attempted murder.

Sarah Baldwin, 31, appeared in court Monday where she was also charged with two counts of criminal endangerment in connection with firing a gun inside the Acoma Lounge in Butte early Sunday morning.

Court documents allege that Baldwin fired a gun at a male bouncer after being told to leave just before closing time at 2 a.m. on Sunday. After the first shot, a female employee wrestled Baldwin to the ground where Baldwin allegedly fired a second shot in the bar.

The employee was able to get Baldwin out of the bar and police took her into custody. No one was injured in the shooting, but the first shot came very close to hitting the bouncer.

"The bouncer was wearing two shirts. The round traveled through both shirts and then did not strike him at all," said Butte Sheriff Ed Lester. "We're very fortunate. That's about as close as you can get to actually being shot."

Baldwin was also charged with a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon under the influence and in a prohibited place. Her bond was set at $100,000.

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