Barack Obama’s assistant is facing jail–after apparently shooting at her boyfriend, a U.S. Capitol Police officer, with his own gun.
Barvetta Singletary currently serves as Obama’s assistant: her official title at the White House is Special Assistant to the President and House Legislative Affairs Liaison. She has not yet been fired.
According to her arrest warrant, Singleterry sent her boyfriend a text on Friday, inviting him to her home in suburban Upper Marlboro, Maryland, for sex.
After having sex, Singletary confronted him about cheating on her with another woman. The conversation grew heated and Singletary demanded to see her boyfriend’s cell phones.
When he refused, she reached into his bag and retrieved two cell phones, along with his service weapon.
Singletary soon realized she didn’t have the passwords to his phones–so she turned the gun on her boyfriend as he sat on her living room sofa.
“You taught me how to use this,” Singletary allegedly threatened. “Don’t think I won’t use this.”
Singletary fired a round into the sofa where her boyfriend sat–at which point he ran out of the house and called 911, fearing for his life.
Singletary was arrested shortly after and charged with first and second degree assault, as well as reckless endangerment.
Currently, the Obama Administration has put Singletary on unpaid leave and temporarily revoked her access to White House grounds. She has not been fired, pending an investigation.