Green River Star -

By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

SUV used as weapon


A Green River woman accused of trying to run over another woman with her BMW pleaded not guilty to a felony charge.

Heather Ortega, 40, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at an arraignment to aggravated assault and battery. If she is found guilty, she could face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000. A jury trial has been scheduled to take place May 11, at 9 a.m.

According to court documents, on Dec. 15, 2014, Green River Police officers responded to a disturbance report.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with Janette Bequette, who said...

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