Woman shot in eye by Morgan deputy identified

Nov 27 2012 - 12:00pm

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Kristine Nicole Biggs
FARMINGTON --- A GMC truck driven by Kristine Nicole Biggs, 41, of Whitewater, Colo., is at the Davis County Sheriff’s Office where it is being processed by investigators following a chase that ended in South Weber on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. PHOTO courtesy of Davis County Sheriff’s Office.
FARMINGTON --- A GMC truck driven by Kristine Nicole Biggs, 41, of Whitewater, Colo., is at the Davis County Sheriff’s Office where it is being processed by investigators following a chase that ended in South Weber on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. PHOTO courtesy of Davis County Sheriff’s Office.
FARMINGTON --- A GMC truck driven by Kristine Nicole Biggs, 41, of Whitewater, Colo., is at the Davis County Sheriff’s Office where it is being processed by investigators following a chase that ended in South Weber on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. PHOTO courtesy of Davis County Sheriff’s Office.
Kristine Nicole Biggs
FARMINGTON --- A GMC truck driven by Kristine Nicole Biggs, 41, of Whitewater, Colo., is at the Davis County Sheriff’s Office where it is being processed by investigators following a chase that ended in South Weber on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. PHOTO courtesy of Davis County Sheriff’s Office.
FARMINGTON --- A GMC truck driven by Kristine Nicole Biggs, 41, of Whitewater, Colo., is at the Davis County Sheriff’s Office where it is being processed by investigators following a chase that ended in South Weber on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. PHOTO courtesy of Davis County Sheriff’s Office.
FARMINGTON --- A GMC truck driven by Kristine Nicole Biggs, 41, of Whitewater, Colo., is at the Davis County Sheriff’s Office where it is being processed by investigators following a chase that ended in South Weber on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. PHOTO courtesy of Davis County Sheriff’s Office.

SOUTH WEBER -- The Davis County Sheriff's Office has identified the woman shot by a Morgan sheriff's deputy as Kristine Nicole Biggs.

Biggs, 41, from Whitewater, Colo., is in critical condition in an Ogden hospital, said Davis County Sheriff's Capt. Kenneth R. Payne.

Biggs was shot in the left eye following a chase that covered 32 miles in Morgan, Weber and Davis counties and ended at 10:21 p.m. Sunday.

The officer involved in the shooting has been put on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Biggs has a felony warrant for her arrest issued out of Colorado for failure to comply with judicial orders, Payne said.

The only information investigators know is that Biggs had a charge related to wildlife, he said.

"We have no idea why she was in the state of Utah."

Payne said the GMC pickup truck Biggs was driving had bags of personal items inside it.

The Davis County Sheriff's Crime Scene Investigation unit is conducting the investigation into why Biggs ran from officers and why she was shot.

Payne said Morgan County sheriff's deputies signaled to Biggs to pull over on Interstate 84 sometime before 10 p.m. Sunday because she had a broken headlight.

However, instead of complying, Biggs continued to travel west on I-84, then crossed the median and headed east, entering Morgan, where she turned again and got back on the interstate.

Morgan sheriff's officers called Utah Highway Patrol for help, and troopers put spikes on the highway, Payne said. The two right tires and the back left tire on Biggs' truck were flattened, but Biggs continued for another 6 miles before leaving the interstate at Exit 85.

Officers followed her, and she led them onto Cottonwood Drive. She then turned the truck around, heading straight for the officers, sideswiping one car and driving head-on toward another Morgan sheriff's car, Payne said.

The officer whose car was sideswiped got out of his vehicle and shot Biggs through the windshield, Payne said, adding that the bullet went into her left eye.

"The injury is not life-threatening," he said.

Payne said the truck's license plates had been altered.

No law enforcement officers were injured during the chase.

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