Bishop Assault Case and Victim Condition Updated

Friends in the local community have asked about Peggy Feigner, victim of an assault New Year’s Eve behind Rusty’s Saloon in Bishop. Family says she is stable, and police reports indicate Feigner has been released from the hospital.

It was around 1a.m. New Year’s Eve that police arrested Jessica Howe and Andrew Warye in the assault of Feigner and her friend, Norman Hollis. Police have since said that a dispute developed between Hollis and Howe which led to the assaults.

A police detective will interview Feigner as soon as she is up to it. Officers had alleged that when Howe struck Feigner, she fell and then hit her head on the pavement, possibly more than once. She was flown out to Renown Medical Center in Reno where she remained until this week. Family members had confirmed that Peggy was stable and needed rest and quiet but declined to give out any further details of her condition.

The incident remains under investigation. Police do have video evidence from a surveillance camera in their custody.

The suspects in the case face charges – Andrew Warye, misdemeanor battery and Jessica Howe, the felonies of battery with great bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon and a special enhancement for great bodily injury. Howe will appear in court sometime in February.


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