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Woman faces felony charge, accused of brandishing knife

Jessica M Hill (courtesy of the Casper Police Department)

CASPER, Wyo. —  Police are saying that a woman who was involved in a verbal physical altercation with others, was ultimately arrested after witnesses reported the suspect brandished a knife.

According to papers released by the Natrona County Circuit Court, 26-year-old Jessica M. Hill; of Three Forks, Montana; was arrested during the early morning hours of February 9, 2020. She has been charged with a felony count of Aggravated Assault and Battery and a misdemeanor count of Battery.

Officers report responding to a call of an intoxicated individual who had pulled a knife on the reporting party. Police say they arrived on scene at the South David address, just before 3:00 am, Sunday. Multiple individuals in the home, some of who had been reportedly drinking earlier in the evening, were watching a movie inside the home.

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The accuser and multiple witnesses say that the accuser got into a verbal and physical fight with people in the home. The affidavit describes the verbal argument involving the care of a dog.

Witnesses say that the two wrestled for a moment, before being broken up. It is then alleged that Hill left the room for the kitchen, and returned with a kitchen knife, and brandished it in a threatening manner. The witnesses then said that the knife was taken away from Hill and that she was kicked out of the homem.

The affidavit in the case goes onto describe witnesses saying that Hill attempted to get back inside the home, once kicked out.

Hill was reported to have initially told officers that she did not remember grabbing the knife, then later told officers she had grabbed the knife for “self defense,” but did not elaborate what she was defending against.

Hill was subsequently arrested and transported to the Natrona County Detention Center without further reported incident.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office.