Woman shot in eye by Morgan deputy pleads guilty to DUI

Jan 18 2013 - 10:33am


Kristine Nicole Biggs, 41, of Rock Springs, Wyo.
Kristine Nicole Biggs, 41, of Rock Springs, Wyo.

FARMINGTON -- The woman who was shot in the eye by a Morgan sheriff's deputy recently entered guilty pleas to two charges and has been released from jail pending her sentencing hearing.

Kristine Nicole Biggs, 41, of Rock Springs, Wyo., entered guilty pleas to failure to stop at the command of a police officer, a third-degree felony; and driving under the influence of alcohol, a class C misdemeanor.

Prosecutors agreed, in exchange for the guilty pleas, to dismiss two counts of aggravated assault, third-degree felonies; and having an open container in a vehicle, using plates registered to another vehicle, and failure to register a vehicle, all class C misdemeanors.

Biggs had appeared in 2nd District Court on those charges Jan. 7. A sentencing hearing is set for Feb. 25.

Biggs had been held in Davis County Jail on no bail. Judge Michael G. Allphin signed a release order Jan. 10, which was filed in an extradition case. The order allowed Biggs to be released from jail on condition she report to Adult Probation and Parole immediately after her release from jail for a presentencing interview, according to the court document.

Following her interview,  Biggs is allowed to remain out of jail on her own recognizance, according to court documents.

Davis County Sheriff's Sgt. Susan Poulsen said Biggs was released from jail Jan. 11.

Biggs pleaded guilty in Colorado in November 2011 to menacing, resisting arrest and driving under the influence of alcohol. A warrant for her arrest was issued in November 2012 out of Colorado for failing her probation conditions.

On Nov. 24, 2012, Biggs was shot in the left eye by a Morgan sheriff's deputy after she led officers on a 32-mile chase that started in Morgan County and ended in Davis County.

The Davis County Attorney's Office is reviewing the shooting.

"We will release our analysis of the use of force next week," said Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings.

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