Cheyenne Man Accused Of Running Over Woman's Head

Police are recommending felony charges for a Cheyenne man accused of smacking one woman with an ice scraper and running over another woman's head with his car on Sunday.

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Clair McFarland

December 11, 20233 min read

Cody Fertig
Cody Fertig (Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Cheyenne police arrested a man Sunday on suspicion of beating a woman at a gas station and running over another woman’s body and head with his car.  

Cody Fertig, 33, of Cheyenne, is in the Laramie County Jail on suspicion of two counts of aggravated assault, another of assault and one of interference with a police officer.  

Police responded to the Maverick gas station at 140 Gardenia Drive at 3 a.m. Sunday morning to find one woman seriously hurt from being run over, and another who’d been hit in the face with an ice scraper, according to a Monday statement by the Cheyenne Police Department.  

The two women went to the gas station in a truck that night to meet Fertig, the statement says. One of them got out of the truck, carrying an ice scraper, and started arguing with Fertig.  

He pointed a gun at her, took the ice scraper and pushed her to the ground, the statement alleges.

Over The Head

Fertig then started whacking the women’s truck with the ice scraper repeatedly, until he smacked the other woman’s face through the driver’s side window, the CPD report alleges.  

The Cheyenne Police Department confirmed Monday that the window was open at that time.

“He returned to the first victim, pushed her to the ground again, and punched her repeatedly before walking back to his vehicle,” the statement says.  

The statement says Fertig got into his car, put it in reverse and backed over the woman’s body and head with his front passenger wheel. 

“He then fled from the scene,” it adds.  

Police officers found Fertig outside his home. They told him to stop, but he ran, sparking a footrace, says the statement.  

Officers chased him to the Albertsons store on East Pershing Boulevard and arrested him “without incident,” the statement adds.  

The two different recommendations of aggravated assault charges are based on two different theories: that Fertig pointed a deadly weapon at somebody, and that Fertig caused serious bodily injury to someone. Each charge is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.  

Simple assault is punishable by up to six months in jail and $750 in fines; interference with police (applied here as fleeing police) is punishable by up to one year in jail and $1,000 in fines.  

Clair McFarland can be reached at Clair@CowboyStateDaily.com.

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