UPDATED JUNE 6, 2019
The KOA campground manager in Starkville, Mississippi, who was fired after a cell phone video showed her holding a handgun while ordering a couple to leave because they did not have a reservation, has been arrested.
Oktibbeha County Sheriff Office Capt. Brett Watson said Ruby Nell Howell, 70, of Starkville, turned herself in Tuesday morning at the Oktibbeha County Jail. She faces a misdemeanor charge of threatening exhibition of a weapon. She’s scheduled to appear in Oktibbeha County Justice Court on June 25.
The incident occurred May 26 when Howell, holding a revolver, told Jessica and Franklin Richardson they were trespassing, which the picnicking couple said they did not know. After realizing she was being recorded by the phone camera, she quit pointing the weapon at the couple and put it in her pocket.
See the video below.