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Allman Brothers Band co-founder's wife gets 30 days in jail

October 10, 2017

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The wife of an Allman Brothers Band founding member has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for pointing a rifle at members of a rowing team in Florida.

News outlets report that 62-year-old Donna Betts reported to the Sarasota County jail last week to begin serving her sentence. She previously pleaded no contest to one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. The wife of guitarist Dickey Betts had initially been charged with 18 counts.

In March, a 911 caller said Donna Betts was standing on the dock behind her home, pointing a rifle toward about 100 teens and coaches from the Sarasota Crew rowing team.

Arrest records say Betts threatened to shoot them and called 911, saying the rowers have destroyed her life.

She lives next to the team's practice facility.

AP

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