UPDATE: Jami Sierra was found guilty on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct on November 25, 2015 by Racine County Felony Court Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz. The felony count of making threats to injure/accuse of crime was dismissed but read in as part of a plea deal with the Racine County District Attorney’s Office, according to court records.
ORIGINAL STORY: Mount Pleasant police say a 43-year-old woman tried to obtain a prescription for pain medication from a local dentist office and when she was refused, threatened to shoot office personnel.
Jami Sierra, of Mount Pleasant, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of threatening to injure others and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. If convicted, she faces up to six years, three months in prison and/or up to $11,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, Sierra and a male companion on August 17 were at Aspen Dental, 2850 S. Green Bay Road, in an attempt to get a prescription for pain medication. Witnesses say Sierra asked about getting pain meds for her friend and got increasingly loud when office personnel first pointed out that the man already had a prescription for antibiotics and a stronger form of Aleve and that the office does not keep pain medication on hand.
Police say Sierra was told to leave the office because her behavior was getting more threatening and other patients were starting to notice a disturbance. Witnesses say Sierra stepped back and said, “That’s fine. I’m a CCW holder. What do you think about that? I can take it out on you.”
Sierra kept reaching into her purse during the incident, the complaint reads, even before she made the threat about shooting office personnel. Witnesses told officers that even before Sierra made the comment about shooting them, they suspected she was only there to obtain pain medication.
The defendant was assigned a $2,000 signature bond at her initial appearance Monday and ordered to have no contact with Aspen Dental and its employees. She is also prohibited from possessing any weapons. Sierra will next be in court Oct. 1 for her preliminary hearing.