FARMINGTON -- The 41-year-old woman who was shot in the eye by a Morgan sheriff's deputy following a high-speed chase pleaded not guilty to all charges associated with the incident Monday.
Kristine Nicole Biggs, of Rock Springs, Wyo., appeared in 2nd District Court on Monday, charged with two counts of aggravated assault, third-degree felonies; one count of failure to respond at command of a police officer, a third-degree felony; driving on a suspended license, a class B misdemeanor; having an open container in a vehicle on a highway, a class C misdemeanor; using plates registered to another vehicle, a class C misdemeanor; and failure to register a vehicle, a class C misdemeanor.
Biggs was booked in Davis County Jail on Dec. 1 after being released from a local hospital, where she was treated for a gunshot wound to her eye.
She is currently being held on no bail.
Shortly before 10 p.m. Nov. 24, a Morgan sheriff's deputy tried to pull Biggs over because she had a headlight out, officers said.
She then led Morgan sheriff's deputies and Utah Highway Patrol troopers on a 32-mile chase, despite running over spike strips that flattened three of her tires. Near the end of the chase, she turned the truck around and hit two police cars in a residential area of South Weber, officers said.
A Morgan sheriff's deputy shot Biggs in the left eye while attempting to stop her, officers said.
Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings said Monday that the investigation phase of the case has been completed, but a screening to determine if the use of force was justified, has just begun.
"When reviewing law enforcement use of deadly force," Rawlings said, "our policy and practice is to allow all prosecutors and investigators the opportunity to review evidence and provide input before a final decision is made."