By Joe Johnson
A woman was arrested this week for a shooting incident that occurred over a year ago in which she allegedly shot at a car that was occupied by her ex-girlfriend's boyfriend.
The woman, Jacqueline Nicole Aiello, was also said to be wanted in connection with shootings in other jurisdictions.
According to Athens-Clarke County police, the incident for which Aiello was arrested occurred on Sept. 4, 2021, when she showed up at her former girlfriend’s home on Highland Park Drive. The woman told Aiello that she had moved on with her life and she did not want anything to do with her.
When the woman finished work that day, Aiello reportedly was waiting in the parking lot outside of the woman’s place of employment on Gaines School Road, and as the woman proceeded to drive several of her coworkers to their homes, Aiello followed, and when the woman pulled into Sonic on Atlanta Highway, Aiello blocked in her car with her own vehicle, police said.
After the two women exchanged words, Aiello pulled out a gun and shot three times at the other woman’s car, which police said was occupied by five people ranging in age from 18 to 31.
One of the occupants was said to be the woman’s new boyfriend, who claimed to the police that Aiello was aiming the gun at him when she opened fire.
None of the car’s occupants were injured.
At the time of the incident, the ex-girlfriend was unsure where Aiello might have fled to, and police could not find a good address for the suspect.
In the meantime, ACCPD obtained warrants charging Aiello with five counts of aggravated assault.
Following her arrest on the warrants in Athens this week, Department of Corrections officers took custody of Aiello and transported her to Arendale State Prison, according to a Clarke County court official, who said they did not know the reason why.
The official said that the Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Office had placed a hold on Aiello’s release from custody due to pending aggravated assault charges.
It was reported that in September 2021 Aiello was arrested in Jones County for shooting at police who pursued her as she drove a stolen car.
Aiello has an account with Caged Ladies, an online prison pen pal service, that she once used from the Jones County Jail.