Personal Ill Will Contributed to Assaults

Updatedat 11:30, Friday January 8th.

Late night disputes, Bishop Police say, contributed to the fight behind Rustys Saloon New Years Eve that led to the assault of a Bishop woman. More details today on that incident.

Peggy Feigner of Bishop and Norman Hollis of Mammoth were standing outside Rustys, waiting for Dial-A-Ride after 1 AM. Police Lt. Chris Carter said that apparently Hollis knew the suspect, 23-year-old Jessica Howe. A dispute developed between them that led to a confrontation outside the bar.

Police said that 21-year-old Andrew Warye was with Ms. Howe. According to police, Warye assaulted Hollis for an unknown reason and Howe attacked Peggy Feigner without provocation.

Ms. Howe now faces three felonies, according to District Attorney Art Maillet. Those charges include battery with great bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon with a special enhancement for great bodily injury.

Lt. Carter explained that it is alleged Howe assaulted Ms. Feigner who then struck her head on the ground, possibly more than once.

Feigner remains hospitalized at Renown Medical Center in Reno in the Intensive Care Unit, in stable condition.

Hollis sustained injuries and Andrew Warye faces misdemeanor battery charges.

Howe is expected to appear in court sometime in February.

Patty Holaday sent KSRW a brief message and update from Feigners Family. The message reads as follows, Wed like to thank you all for your prayers and support. Peggy is stable at this time, but needs continued rest and quiet. To aid in Peggys recovery from her injuries, visitors are being restricted to family only. As she continues to improve and is able to come home, we know she will look forward to seeing you all. We thank you again.


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