The Delaware State Police arrested a Middletown woman in Rehoboth Beach after she assaulted her boyfriend and pointed a gun at him.

The incident occurred around 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, when troopers were called to the 21000 block of Catalina Circle in the Sawgrass development for a reported domestic situation with a gun. Upon their arrival, the male victim immediately handed the trooper a fully loaded handgun and explained that he had had to disarm his girlfriend after a physical altercation.

The investigation revealed that 54-year-old Kimberley C. Cook and her boyfriend had just gone to sleep in the residence when the boyfriend was awoken to Cook striking him repeatedly and holding her arm across his neck, cutting off his airway. The victim bit Cook's forearm to get out from under her and pushed her off of him before gathering his belongings to leave. It was then that Cook opened a nightstand drawer and removed a handgun from its holster, pointing it at the victim and telling him he wasn't allowed to leave. The victim was able to calm her down and disarm her before calling 911.

Cook was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, strangulation, aggravated menacing and first-degree unlawful imprisonment. She was later released on $31,000 unsecured bond.