COLLIN COUNTY, Texas -- A McKinney Attorney who has represented multiple cities in Texoma found herself on the other side of the law Thursday, after she was arrested on an aggravated assault charge.
According to court documents, Rebecca Brewer, 46, allegedly fired multiple shots at her boyfriend during an argument. Now, she faces 2 to 20 years in prison, and has reportedly lost custody of her children temporarily.
Brewer works for the McKinney law firm of Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Joplin. Her online attorney profile says she's a director, and a shareholder, but a Collin County arrest warrant affidavit paints a different picture.
McKinney police arrested Brewer on Thursday. She's accused of firing multiple shots at her boyfriend using a .38 caliber handgun, shooting out his car windshield, then cutting his arm with scissors.
Court documents say the incident happened Monday, when the two started arguing. Her children were reportedly inside the home during the altercation.
According to her attorney profile, Brewer works as a City attorney for Frisco, Melissa, Van Alstyne, Sanger, and Wylie, and represents many of their economic development corporations.
We've reached out to the City of Melissa, and are waiting for a response, but Sunday, the City of Van Alstyne released this statement:
"The City of Van Alstyne and the Van Alstyne Economic Development Board are saddened to hear the news reports involving attorney Rebecca Brewer with the law firm Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Joplin. Multiple news sources reported that the law firm's web site identifies The City of Van Alstyne and the Van Alstyne Economic Development Board as representative clients of Ms. Brewer. Ms. Brewer and the law firm have not performed legal services for the City of Van Alstyne or the Van Alstyne Economic Development Board since 2007. Ms. Brewer and her family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time," - Frank Baker, Van Alstyne City Manager.
Brewer faces charges of aggravated assault, family violence, with a deadly weapon.
She's been released on a $25,000 bond.
We reached out to Brewer and her law firm for comment, but haven't heard back.