A 25-year-old Billings woman accused of threatening her neighbor with a knife was charged Tuesday with felony assault with a weapon.
Natasha Marie Geiss appeared by video from the county jail following her arrest Monday on a $2,500 warrant. Judge Pedro Hernandez set bond at $2,500 and ordered Geiss to appear Thursday for arraignment in District Court.
According to court records, Geiss is accused of threatening a female neighbor on Winchell Lane with a knife on June 3. Prosecutors said the woman reported that she walking past Geiss's doorway when Geiss stepped out of the door and confronted her with a knife.
The woman said Geiss demanded that she return some pants that she had loaned the woman, then threatened her by moving the knife around in front of her face. The woman later showed an officer a scrape on her face she said came from the knife.
The woman said she was able to escape when the woman took the knife away from her face.
In March, Geiss was charged in federal court with giving two firearms to a man who was involved in a deadly shootout with police officers.
A federal indictment charged that Geiss provided Justin Toland with two pistols on Aug. 19 last year, knowing that Toland was a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing firearms. Later that night, Toland exchanged gunfire with officers and was killed. Toland was wanted by police for probation violations.
In December, Geiss was called as a witness at a coroner's inquest into the fatal shooting, but she declined to answer questions, invoking her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself.