FARMINGTON — The 41-year-old old woman shot in the face by a Morgan sheriff’s deputy on Sunday had punched a Colorado State Parks officer a year ago.
According to Colorado court records, Kristine Nicole Biggs, of Whitewater, Colo., had entered guilty pleas in November 2011 to menacing, resisting arrest and driving under the influence of alcohol. She was placed on three years’ probation Dec. 9, 2011.
As part of the plea agreement, if she completed the probation without any further problems with the law, the convictions would be dismissed.
On Nov. 7 this year, the Mesa Court issued a warrant for Biggs’ arrest for failing to appear for meetings with her caseworker, for not paying $2,202 in court fees and fines and for not serving 100 hours of court-ordered community service, according to the court records.
Davis County Sheriff’s Capt. Kenneth R. Payne said Biggs was listed in stable condition at an Ogden hospital. 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 Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation into the shooting. The two Morgan deputies involved in the chase were put on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure when there is a shooting involving law enforcement, Payne said.
The Morgan sheriff’s deputy had tried to pull Biggs over shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday because one of her headlights was out, Payne said.
Biggs continued to flee in the GMC pickup truck she was driving despite running over spike strips that flattened three of the truck’s tires, Payne said.
Biggs was arrested July 29, 2011, by Colorado State Parks officers, according to court documents.
The Colorado State Parks officer had watched a white Dodge truck enter the James M. Robb Colorado State Park without stopping to buy the required park pass, according to the arrest warrant issued July 29, 2011. The truck was driven by Biggs.
When she was first stopped by the officer, Biggs told the officer she wanted to let her dogs cool off because the air-conditioning in the truck did not work. The officer told Biggs she still needed a park pass, according to the document.
Biggs then told the officer she would leave, but she didn’t.
The officer wrote in the report he could smell alcohol on Biggs. He also wrote he watched Biggs stumble when she was outside of the truck. He believed she had been drinking alcohol and told her she was not free to leave.
That is when Biggs got back inside her truck and put the key in the ignition. There was an altercation as the officer tried to get Biggs out of the truck, and “Biggs hit me in the nose, causing pain,” the officer wrote.
Biggs continued to fight with the officer, even after another officer arrived. It took both officers to handcuff her, according to the affidavit.
She was booked in Mesa County Jail.