Couple's 39th wedding anniversary ends in four-hour standoff with police

GREENWOOD, Mo. - A Greenwood woman is in jail after she allegedly shot at her husband on their 39th wedding anniversary.

A probable cause statement obtained by 41 Action News states that Clara E. Hoinoski, 63, fired two rounds at her husband on Saturday night.

He told police they were having dinner with a bottle of chardonnay. He wanted to be intimate with her, but she got angry with him, according to the statement. 

He said he went downstairs and when he came back up, he heard gunshots coming from the kitchen. 

That’s when he left the home and called Greenwood Police. 

Hoinoski was taken into custody after a four-hour standoff.

The victim then gave police permission to search the residence. They found a .38 Special Revolver and found two bullet holes in an upstairs hallway and in the kitchen.

Police interviewed Hoinoski the next day in jail. She told officials her husband was a truck driver and had just arrived home from being on the road. According to the probable cause statement, Hoinoski told police he brought home a bottle of wine and after having a few glasses, he became aggressive with her and picked her up to take her to the bedroom.

Hoinoski said that made her very angry – so angry that she didn’t know what came over her when she grabbed the gun. She said she then fired two rounds at him as he was coming up the stairs to scare him.

Online court records show that she’s now charged with unlawful use of a weapon and domestic assault. There is no set court date at this time. 

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