Fort Washakie Woman Runs Over Romantic Rival, Says ‘She Deserved It’

A 27-year-old Fort Washakie woman is facing a felony assault charge on claims she ran over a 24-year-old woman after an argument over a man. She told police the other woman “deserved it.”

Clair McFarland

September 15, 20233 min read

Marla Jensine Enos
Marla Jensine Enos (Cowboy State Daily Staff)

A Fort Washakie woman is facing a felony charge for allegedly running over a romantic rival with her vehicle.  

Marla Jensine Enos, 27, is charged with one count of aggravated assault punishable by up to 10 years in prison if convicted. Her case ascended to the felony-level Fremont County District Court last week.  

On Aug. 29 at about 5:33 p.m., Lander Police Department Officer Shawn McRae went to the Rock Church in Lander in response to a report of a vehicle crashing into a pedestrian outside the church.  

LPD Sgt. John Cunningham also went to the scene.  

There, Cunningham spoke with a 24-year-old woman whose skin was lacerated and scraped.  

Meanwhile, Enos was “trying to leave” in a silver-colored Ford vehicle, says an evidentiary affidavit filed in the case.  

The woman with the scrapes rushed up to Cunningham and said the person who’d crashed into her was trying to get away.  

Cunningham asked another agent to pull Enos over, and he did, in the church’s driveway.  

What Happened? 

Cunningham asked the alleged victim what happened. She said she and her “baby-daddy,” whom she also called her ex-boyfriend, took their two toddler-aged children to the church to play since it was the younger child’s second birthday.  

Enos came up to the party though the woman didn’t know Enos, she told Cunningham.  

The two women started to argue over a man.  

The affidavit is unclear about the man’s relation to each woman, and Lander Police Department did not return multiple voicemails Friday afternoon requesting clarification, but the man is the ex-boyfriend of at least one of the women.  

The argument escalated, and Enos ran the younger woman over with her car, the affidavit alleges.  

‘She Deserved It’ 

Enos spoke with a different police officer. She at first told him that the younger woman was hitting the Ford, the affidavit says.  

But then Enos admitted to running the woman over, allegedly.  

As an agent escorted Enos to Cunningham’s patrol truck, the ambulance drove away with the victim in it.  

Enos asked if the younger woman was in the ambulance.  

Cunningham said she was.  

“Good. I’m glad. She deserved it,” said Enos, the affidavit alleges.  

Enos’ arraignment is set for Sept. 21.  

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