Ruby Howell mug

Ruby Howell

A white woman appearing to intimidate two black visitors at an Oktibbeha County campground while holding a pistol has been charged with a misdemeanor.

Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office Captain of Operations Brett Watson confirmed to the Starkville Daily News that Ruby Howell - the woman depicted in the video - turned herself in to the Oktibbeha County Jail Tuesday morning on a single misdemeanor charge of threatening exhibition of a weapon.

Watson said bond was set at $500 and she posted bond shortly after being processed.

A video of the incident, which occurred at Starkville Kampgrounds of America (KOA) on May 26, has since gone viral and spurred backlash against the company, who subsequently fired Howell.

The video shows Howell, gun in hand, approaching the couple, which resulted in a verbal exchange while the video was being shot.

It is unclear at this time when her next court appearance will be.

This is a developing story. For more, read Wednesday's Starkville Daily News.

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