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Details released in Memorial Day Alcova shooting incident

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CASPER, Wyo. —  Recently released court documents have shed light on allegations that an Alcova resident fired a gun at the feet of an motorhome driver, before firing upon the driver’s vehicle as well. The documents also allege that the suspect brandished a handgun at a vehicle containing two juveniles.

The Memorial Day incident was first reported in the days following the holiday, after Natrona County Sheriff’s Office investigators released preliminary information in the case. It was one of two unrelated shooting incidents over the Memorial Day holiday.

A female suspect was arrested in the Alcova incident, and subsequently made her initial appearance in the Natrona County Circuit Court on June 1, 2021. During that hearing she was charged with Possession of a Weapon With Unlawful Intent, Property Destruction, and four counts of Aggravated Assault.

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All of the charges in the case represent felonies. 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

The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office reports in an affidavit of probable cause, that deputies were originally contacted just after 4:30 pm, by the suspect, who was reporting that there was a parking problem near Kortes Road and Highway 220 in Natrona, County. While deputies were en route, it is reported that Public Dispatch received an emergency cally reporting that there was a woman in the area of the General Store, with a gun in her hand.

Moments later, deputies say that another call was made to emergency dispatch, from a person reporting that a woman had fired a pistol at their feet and had shot at the reporting party’s motorhome.

The affidavit says that the victim in the case had captured part of the incident via cell phone video.

During an interview with law enforcement, the NCSO reports that the victim said that the suspect had confronted them with a gun in her hand, and that she had grabbed the victim by the throat, before firing one round at the reporting party’s feet. It was then claimed that the suspect walked approximately 15 feet away and fired a round at the reporting party’s motorhome.

After that, it was said that the suspect entered a trailer home near the scene.

Deputies also report interviewing another person who had been travelling in the area prior to the shooting. The affidavit says the witness reported travelling through a trailer park near Kortes Road and Highway 220, and that they had been confronted by a woman brandishing a pistol. After a verbal argument the witness claimed that they attempted to drive away from the area, but were followed by the woman, who is alleged to have been yelling and pointing the handgun. The witness drove away from the area while towing a boat, and reported hearing gunshots behind them.

One adult and two juveniles were reportedly in the vehicle during the confrontation.

Deputies contacted the suspect, identified in the affidavit as 66-year-old Cheryl Fisher of Alcova, who reported that she had been charged by a private property owner to look after a residential area on Kortes Road. The affidavit says that Fisher claimed that she had been threatened by people in the parking lot of a nearby general store, over a long distance. The suspect claimed that the people had threatened to expose themselves to the suspect.

Fisher was also reported to have told deputies, that she noticed a vehicle driving through a trailer park on Kortes Road, and that she retrieved a gun and approached the vehicle, yelling for the driver to leave. She then said she followed the vehicle as it was driving away, but felt threatened when the driver called her names. The suspect told investigators that she fired a round to scare the driver away.

The affidavit goes on to say that Fisher then claimed the driver of a nearby motorhome began shouting at her, and that she approached the driver while arguing. She claimed that she felt threatened and pushed the driver, because she may have lost her balance, and that the gun accidentally went off. The suspect said that the safety on the pistol was not engaged at the time.

Deputies also say that Fisher initially denied shooting the motorhome, but said that she was so mad that it was possible that she did not remember doing so.

An examination of the motorhome showed that a bullet had struck a window of the motorhome, causing damage estimated over $1,000. It is also said that investigators recovered a .22 Smith & Wesson revolver from a private home on Kortes Road.

Fisher was ultimately arrested and transported to the Natrona County Detention Center. During her initial appearance, a bond amount was given to the suspect in the amount of $5,000 cash or surety.

Jail records indicate that Fisher was no longer in custody on Tuesday morning.

The suspect’s case will be scheduled for a future hearing, where it will be determined if the charges will be bound over to Natrona County District Court.