Woman still to appear on felony stabbing charges


SUBLETTE COUNTY – After pleading not guilty to an Aug. 20 arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol, a Riverton woman still needs to appear in Sublette County Circuit Court on a subsequent charge of probation revocation and a felony charge of aggravated assault and battery.

The next required Circuit Court hearings are set for Sept. 22 at 11 a.m.

Brenda L. Marchant, 53, was released after paying $800 bond with conditions that she not enter a bar or consume alcohol, court records show. However, on Aug. 22, deputies responded to a call about a screaming woman lying in the Daniel Junction’s RV parking lot and spoke to Marchant and her husband, according to an affidavit.

She was allegedly intoxicated and arrested for violating release terms; the couple told deputies they had been drinking at The Den after her initial release from custody.

When Marchant was arrested for violating terms of her release, deputies did not know that she allegedly stabbed her husband in the shoulder during the Aug. 22 argument, an affidavit says. A detective questioned Scott Marchant and took him to the clinic for treatment, it says.

Sublette County Deputy Attorney Clayton Melinkovich filed two more charges against Marchant for allegedly violating release terms and for felony aggravated assault and battery with a deadly weapon on Aug. 22, records show.

Her second bond was set at $1,500 cash, unsecured, so Marchant could tend to health problems, records show.

Marchant’s attorneys filed a written not guilty plea to the DUI on her behalf but she still must make initial appearances for the two later charges, records show. On Sept. 15, her attorney asked Judge Curt Haws if both could take place on Sept. 22 at 11 a.m., saying she has children, a documented seizure disorder and owns her own home in Fremont County.

The felony aggravated assault and battery charge has a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and $10,000 fine.

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