Screaming woman charged with chasing Kustoff car, hitting windshield

A woman has been charged with felony reckless endangerment after allegedly following a car occupied by U.S. Rep. David Kustoff and an aide, then yelling at them and hitting their vehicle when it stopped, according to a Weakley County Sheriff’s Department news release. The congressman had attended a town hall meeting at UT Martin prior to the confrontation.

From the Jackson Sun, quoting the release:

Wendi Wright, 35, followed the vehicle Kustoff and aide Marianne Dunavant were in on U.S. 45, south of Martin….  putting Kustoff and Dunavant in fear of being run off the road.

…When the two vehicles stopped, Wright got out and started screaming and hitting the windshield of Kustoff’s car, the release says. At some point during the incident, Wright reached inside their vehicle and then stood in front of the car in an attempt to block them in the driveway, the release says.

During the altercation, a 911 call was made, but Wright left before Weakley County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived. Wright was identified by police after posting details of the altercation on Facebook.

Wright, of Obion County, was arrested by the Obion County Sheriff’s Office… She has been released from custody on $1,000 bond, and is expected to be arraigned in Weakley County General Sessions Court Monday on charges of felony reckless endangerment.

Note: Kustoff, a Republican from Memphis, was elected to his first term representing Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District last year.

6 Responses to Screaming woman charged with chasing Kustoff car, hitting windshield

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    Tom says:

    There is more to this story – i betcha

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    Linda says:

    You say “U.S. rep.”—from what state?

    • Tom Humphrey
      Tom Humphrey says:

      He’s from Shelby County (Memphis), representing Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District. Will insert that into post.

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    Jared says:

    As a personal friend of her, I can promise you there is much more to the story.

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Oh please tell us how Establishment Republican Kustoff provoked her. Did he come out for a cut in corporate tax rates? Support the Export-Import Bank? Intimate that he kinda, sorta maybe wants to tinker with Obamacare? Believe me, I know how infuriating those Establishment Republicans can be.

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    David A. Collins says:

    To Linda: He is from Tennessee, a republican, of course.

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