Wife of Allman Brothers Band co-founder gets 30 days in jail

The wife of an Allman Brothers Band founding member has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for pointing a rifle at members of a rowing team in Florida.

News outlets report that 62-year-old Donna Betts reported to the Sarasota County jail last week to begin serving her sentence. She previously pleaded no contest to one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. The wife of guitarist Dickey Betts had initially been charged with 18 counts.

Dickey Betts backstage at the 47th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles February 13, 2005.

Dickey Betts backstage at the 48th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles February 13, 2005. His wife Donna was sentenced to 30 days in jail for pointing a rifle at members of a rowing team in Florida.  (Reuters)

In March, a 911 caller said Donna Betts was standing on the dock behind her home, pointing a rifle toward about 100 teens and coaches from the Sarasota Crew rowing team.

Arrest records say Betts threatened to shoot them and called 911, saying the rowers have destroyed her life.

She lives next to the team's practice facility.