June 26, 2017

Woman Allegedly Chased, Threatened Congressman in Car After Town Hall

14 May 2017, 02:59 | Clarence Schmidt

Wendi Wright

Wendi Wright

They say at one point she also reached inside their vehicle.

The 35-year-old is accused of following Republican Congressman David Kustoff in her vehicle as he left a tour of the University of Tennessee at Martin's teaching farm. The duo pulled over into the driveway of someone they knew, but Wright trailed them, the Sheriff's Office said.

Wendi L. Wright was charged with felony reckless endangerment after investigators said she tailed a auto occupied by Congressman David Kustoff and his aide, Marianne Dunavant, according to the Weakley County Sheriff's Department.

She then allegedly stood in front of their vehicle to try to block them in.

A woman found herself behind bars after she followed a congressman from an agricultural meeting, according to Weakley County Sheriff's Department. Sgt. Marty Plunk said that according to eyewitnesses, Wright cursed a lot at the congressman, but witnesses largely couldn't understand what she was saying.

She was jailed but has since been released on $1,000 bond.

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The 35-year-old is accused of then getting out of her vehicle, walking up to the congressman's and pounding on the windows. She will be arraigned on Monday, May 15 in Weakley County General Sessions Court.

Investigators tell Local 24 that the incident happened in May 8 in Weakley County.

The May 4 House vote paves the way for states to individually determine whether people with pre-existing conditions can enroll in state-operated health care exchanges created under Obamacare.

Kustoff voted for the American Health Care Act and posted a statement in support of the bill on his website.

A spokesman for Kustoff told BuzzFeed News that the congressman had no comment on the incident.

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