Kids’ game leads to arrest

GREENFIELD — A baseball game in a Greenfield neighborhood turned ugly when a woman pointed a firearm at her neighbors while children looked on, police said.

Donna Zemlick, 45, of Greenfield, pleaded not guilty to charges of pointing a firearm Thursday at an initial hearing in Hancock Circuit Court.

According to police, children had been playing baseball Wednesday night near Zemlick’s house in the 1000 block of Montgomery Court. A witness told police a baseball hit Zemlick’s house, and children were playing in their yard, angering Zemlick and her husband.

The couple confronted the father of one of the children involved, and the conversation became heated, police said.

According to court documents, Zemlick reportedly retrieved a gun from her home and pointed it at the man while her husband was arguing with the neighbor. The neighbor called 911 to report the incident. He told police children saw the event.

Pointing a firearm is a Level 6 felony. If convicted, Zemlick faces six months to 2½ years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.

She is expected back in court in September.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or