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Aide to Pres. Obama Arrested After trying to Shoot Cheating Cop Boyfriend With Own gun

August 12, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Aide to Pres. Obama Arrested After trying to Shoot Cheating Cop Boyfriend With Own gun

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A White House aide who lured her cop boyfriend to her house for dirty sex turned into Dirty Harry — taking his gun and shooting at him when he refused to answer questions about another woman, authorities said.

Barvetta Singletary texted her cop boyfriend — a U.S. Capitol Police officer — and convinced him to visit her Upper Marlboro, Md., home for a late-night booty call Friday, according to the charging documents.

The 37-year-old woman, who earns $125,000 annually as a House legislative affairs liaison, “ask(ed) him to come to her residence . . . for sexual intercourse,” said the documents.

The two had “a brief sexual encounter” that ended around 5:30 a.m.

That’s when Singletary started firing questions at her boyfriend about another woman he was dating, cops said.

The two went outside to the boyfriend’s Cadillac Escalade and Singletary climbed behind the wheel, demanding that he hand over his cell phones, cops said.

When he refused, she reached into his bag and snatched his two phones — and his .40-caliber Glock 23 duty weapon.


The 37-year-old was arrested on charges of first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

Singletary ran back to the house with her pleading boyfriend hot on her heels, cops said.

Once inside, she demanded the passwords to his phones, yanking the Glock from its holster and pointing it at him when he didn’t cooperate, the documents said.

“You taught me how to use this. Don’t think I won’t use it,” she told the terrified cop, according to the documents.

She cocked the gun, discharging a used bullet from it and then sat at her kitchen table, cops said.

“Your phone is more important than me holding this gun on you?” she allegedly said to her boyfriend, who was glued to her sofa 10 feet away.

When he still refused to give up his passwords, Singletary fired one round at him that hit the floor, sending the officer running, police said.

She was named Special Assistant to the President and House Legislative Liaison last summer.”

She then allegedly wiped the weapon down with a towel. Her boyfriend called 911 and cops arrested Singletary. The Capitol Police declined to name her boyfriend.

She was charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, police in Maryland said. Singletary was released Monday from county jail after posting $75,000 bail.

She was placed on unpaid leave and had her access to the White House revoked, an Obama spokesman said.

Neighbors along the woman’s quiet, residential street said they saw police cars at her home Friday morning, but nobody heard a shot.

“I just saw her getting in or out of her car,” said Keith Rivers, 47, who lives next-door. Singletary moved in about a year ago but didn’t socialize beyond an occasional wave, he said.

“She never went outside,” Rivers noted.

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