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New Charges Against Woman Tied to Falls Shooter

The woman police say was engaged to Falls' shooter Ross Muehlberger faces seven new charges related to a separate shooting attack.

Tuesday the Wichita County Sheriff's Office filed seven charges again Pamela Gayle Sampley for Deadly Conduct – Discharge of a Weapon. 

Sampley, who is already being held in the Wichita County Detention Center on an unrelated charge of Terroristic Threat, is accused of participating in a drive-by shooting on October 30, 2009.  Investigators developed information that Sampley drove the car used when her boyfriend, Ross Muehlberger, allegedly shot a home in the 1200 Block of Huntington Lane seven times with a shotgun.

"It was a walk up," explains Sheriff David Duke.  "He got out of the car and went to the guy's door of the house. but she was a willing participant.  She drove the vehicle and it'd be no different if a guy went in to rob a bank and you have a car and your accomplice goes inside and shoots the bank teller and kills him."

Bond amounts were set at $100,000 on each charge.  Each charge is a 3rd Degree Felony which is punishable by imprisonment up to 10 years but not less than 2 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

The Sheriff's Department recovered seven shotgun shells outside the Huntington Lane home on the night of the shooting.  For months it was the only evidence they had to work with - until Sampley met with police about an assault charge against her boyfriend.

"We went from having just some shotgun shells left at the house with no witness, no identification of anybody to an investigation with the Police Department where she was the victim and she basically was upset with him and relayed information that put herself in the middle of the shooting," adds Sheriff Duke.

In total, Sampley has been charged with 16 counts of varying offenses.  They include:

7 counts of deadly conduct/discharge of a firearm

3 counts of failure to maintain financial responsibility

2 counts of driving without license in possession

1 count of no license

1 count crossing double line

1 count failure to appear in court

1 count terroristic threat

Total bond for Sampley is $950,000, plus she owes fines of $2,620.

Newschannel 6 has also been digging into Sampley's criminal history.

In 1998 she was arrested for criminal trespass and assault.

In 1999 she was arrested for possession of marijuana.

In 2001 Sampley was cited for driving with a suspended license.

She has two arrests in 2003. The first for endangering a child and abandon-endanger a child criminal negligence. A few months later, Sampley was arrested for possession-transport of chemicals with intent to manufacture.

In all of these cases Sampley pleaded guilty.

We were only able to dig up that she was either fined or put on probation for all of these offenses.

Sampley was in jail on April 25th when cell mates told deputies she vowed to finish what Ross Muehlberger didn't when he opened fire at Hastings and Toby's on April 20th. She was charged with making a Terroristic threat in that case.

 

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