VALE — The plea hearing has been scheduled for an Ontario woman who was arrested following a shooting on Oct. 22.
In front of Judge Lung Hung on Friday, Jasmine Ceballos was arraigned on second degree attempted murder, first degree assault, second degree assault, third degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and felon in possession of a firearm, all of which are felony counts. She is also facing two misdemeanor counts of recklessly endangering another person.
Her plea hearing is currently scheduled for Nov. 19.
According to Nyssa Police Chief Raymond Rau, Ceballos shot at two witnesses before turning to shoot Gabriella Garcia, of Nyssa, in the leg and then fleeing in a vehicle. Nyssa Police believe the shooting occurred at about 11:17 p.m. on Oct. 22 off of Green Avenue. Witnesses stated that Ceballos and Garcia were in an altercation when Ceballos “produced a 9 mm handgun to avoid getting beat up,” and the firearm subsequently was discharged.
The incident is believed to stem from “an emotional response to the loss of a boyfriend” by Ceballos, Rau said.
Garcia was transported to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Ontario, where she was treated and released.
Ceballos was apprehended later in the day following a traffic stop on Highway 201 as she was headed from Weiser to Ontario.
Rau said Ceballos was taken into custody without incident.