pittsylvania countyA Pittsylvania County judge, last week, certified a felony charge against a woman accused of shooting a man in the thumb. Fourty-four year old Kristie Ruth Privette, of Hurt is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon accused of maliciously shooting Nathaniel Booth, on Nov. 29, 2014– Privette had faced reckless handling of a firearm and shooting into an occupied dwelling charges, but the judge discharged both of those felonies, after a defense motion asserting that no malice was involved in the shooting. The victim told prosecutors, he was shot in the thumb while he tried grabbing the barrel of the gun from Privette’s hand.