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Woman with meth accused of chasing, intentionally crashing into motorcyclist

Gillette Police (City of Gillette)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Felony aggravated assault charges have been filed against a woman accused of chasing down a motorcyclist and intentionally ramming him with a car yesterday afternoon, Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said Monday. 

The woman — identified on April 15 as 63-year-old Barbara Emerson — was taken into custody in a parking lot on South Douglas Highway, where she allegedly crashed her Pontiac into a 58-year-old man astride a 2012 Suzuki around 1:20 p.m. April 14, per Wasson. 

According to the report, the woman and the man were involved in an ownership dispute regarding two motorcycles outside a motel on South Emerson Avenue. She waited for the man to leave and then chased him through town.  

The man turned into a parking lot and stopped at a stop sign before proceeding through an intersection. Emerson, however, ran the stop sign and intentionally hit the back of the 58-year-old man’s motorcycle, Wasson said, adding that the man sustained multiple injuries. 

Officers arrested Emerson for felony aggravated assault, at which point she admitted to having methamphetamine in her bra that was later seized by Campbell County Detention Center staff. She was also charged with felony drug possession, per Wasson.

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