Woman arrested for allegedly trying to run over lawyer

TOQUERVILLE – A woman was arrested in Toquerville Friday after she allegedly tried to run over a lawyer who was attempting to serve an eviction notice.

A sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a home on Anderson Junction Road, where a lawyer was about to serve a client’s live-in girlfriend with an eviction notice. The lawyer had requested assistance from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s Deputy Judy Randall wrote in a probable cause statement supporting the arrest.

While Randall was passing through Toquerville en route to the scene, the lawyer, who had gone to the home with his client, the homeowner, placed a frantic call to her, saying, “That female just tried to run over me with her car,” according to the statement.

The deputy arrived at the scene a minute later, but the woman was already gone. The lawyer and four other witnesses identified the woman as 47-year-old Marissa Myers.

Marissa Myers booking photo posted April 3, 2015| Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, St. George News
Marissa Myers, booking photo posted April 3, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

The lawyer and other witnesses told the deputy that Myers had gotten into her car and began speeding out of the driveway. The lawyer had stepped onto the side of the road and put his hand in the air in order to get Myers to stop, so he could serve the eviction notice. However, witnesses reported the woman didn’t stop, Randall wrote in her report.

“Myers accelerated her car, nearly ran over (the lawyer, who) had to jump back to keep from getting hit,” Randall wrote. “(The lawyer) was emotionally shaken as she came very close to hitting him. Myers drove straight at (the lawyer) with gravel flying from her rear tires and then sped away from the scene.”

Randall put in a request for an “attempt to locate” bulletin for Myers and her car. While she was searching the area for Myers, the lawyer called her back to the home on Anderson Junction Road. He and the homeowner had found suspicious items possibly related to drug use.

Randall left the scene for a time and later returned to find Myers there. Myers was read her Miranda rights and taken into custody.

After placing Myers under arrest, Randall asked her if she had anything in her possession that would harm the deputy or would be illegal to take into the jail. Myers responded by removing a small bag of marijuana from her bra.

Myers was booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility and subsequently charged with third-degree felony aggravated assault and a class A misdemeanor for possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $5,623.

Myers posted bail and was released from the county jail with a promise to appear in court on Thursday.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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  • ladybugavenger April 6, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    If she wanted to hit him, don’t you think she would have backed up and tried again? Maybe she just was trying to get away with her drugs and “accidentally” almost hit him as he was chasing her down and he went in front of her vehicle. I mean obviously he was close to her vehicle, so he must have chased her. Just sayin’ but she has no defense in utah since marijuana was ound on her, now she must be punished! And all the witnesses, did they really see what they thought they saw? What was the lawyer doing? Where was he at? Did he follow her to her car?

  • ladybugavenger April 6, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    It certainly looks like she has more of a problem than marijuana. Are you sure meth isn’t involved? Heroin? Prescription meds? But do I believe she tried to run down the attorney with her vehicle. Nope. Not until I see evidence to the contrary. And I don’t mean witness statements. That’s not evidence, that’s just people seeing what they want to see.

  • fun bag April 6, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Always wondered if folks out in Toquerville are as “fond” of their farm animals as folks in Hurri’kun. And this ol’ gal seems like a real peach, LOL.

  • tcrider April 6, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Why was the lawyer refered as the lawyer and not his name??????, there are some really scum bag lawyers, in washington county, most of all, the real estate lawyers, and most of all the ones who ripped off all the people in the last real estate bubble.
    I noticed most of these bottom feeders don’t like their names released, because of the negative history they have had in the past.

    • Cami Cox Jim April 7, 2015 at 12:31 am

      We typically do not release the names of victims.

    • Free Parking April 7, 2015 at 9:05 am

      Yeah and there are some really scum bag people in Washington County that are not lawyer’s

    • tcrider April 7, 2015 at 10:13 am

      The way I see it, the woman trying to run over the so called lawyer (probably the land lord, also know as a bottom feeding realty lawyer, categorized as the same type of bottom feeders that represent people like oj simpson, you know , anything for a buck)
      The woman probably started doing drugs because of the lawyer, maybe lawyer/landlord and she is the real victim here and should be considered not guilty, name withheld until all facts come to light. Many of the bottom feeding rel estate lawyers of Washington county will manipulate the people and the law to their own benefit, and the real devil is in the details of their personal agendas.

  • Free Parking April 6, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Hey is there a pizza joint out there.?

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