WASHINGTON — A White House staffer has been placed under unpaid leave after she allegedly threatened her boyfriend with a gun when he refused to let her access his cellphones.
Barvetta Singletary was confronting her boyfriend, a U.S. capitol police officer, about the other woman he was allegedly dating when the incident happened on Friday, according to NBC Washington. She texted him to come over to her Marlboro home to have sex. Later in the night, she asked her boyfriend to come outside and then confronted him about his cheating. When he refused to show her his phone, Singletary reached into his bag and took out his two cellphones and .40-calibar Glock 23 service weapon.
She asked her boyfriend for his cellphones password. He didn’t and she took the gun out of the holster, said police. After he refused again, she fired the gun into the sofa where he was sitting. The boyfriend, fearing for his life, ran out of the house and called 911, telling police he saw her wipe the gun with a towel. She was arrested and charged with domestic violence.
Singletary’s White House privileges have been revoked until they receive more information about the incident, a White House spokesperson said. She was a Special Assistant to the President and House Legislative Affairs Liaison.