Suspect Arrested on Aggravated Assault Charges

Around 3:00 Sunday morning, Cheyenne Police were dispatched to a pedestrian hit and run with injuries at Maverik gas station located at 140 Gardenia Drive.

Responding officers contacted two adult female victims. One had been run over by a vehicle and sustained serious injuries; the other had been hit in the face with an ice scraper.

According to statements, the two victims arrived at the location in a truck to meet the suspect, later identified as 33-year-old Cody Fertig, of Cheyenne. One of the females exited the truck carrying an ice scraper and began to argue with Fertig. As the argument escalated, he displayed a firearm and pointed it at her. He then took the ice scraper and pushed her to the ground.

Fertig hit their truck with the scraper several times – one of the strikes contacted the other female’s face through the driver’s side window.

He returned to the first victim, pushed her to the ground again, and punched her repeatedly before walking back to his vehicle. As Fertig was leaving the location, he put his car into reverse, and the front passenger wheel drove over the female’s body and head. He then fled from the scene.

Officers were able to locate Fertig outside of his residence. He was ordered to stop, but began to run, initiating a foot pursuit. Officers chased Fertig to Albertsons, located at 3355 East Pershing Boulevard, where he was arrested without incident.

Fertig was booked into the Laramie County Jail on charges of aggravated assault threatening with a weapon, aggravated assault with injury, assault and battery, and interference with a peace officer.