Man Charged After Running Over Woman’s Head at Gas Station

Cody Fertig, a resident of Wyoming, is facing serious charges after allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend with his vehicle at a Cheyenne gas station. The incident, which took place on December 10, 2023, followed a heated dispute between the two. Fertig is now facing a slew of charges, including aggravated assault, property damage, battery, and obstructing a police officer.

The Cheyenne Police Department reports that the confrontation began at the Maverik Adventure’s First Stop gas station on Gardenia Drive. Two onlookers at the scene reported that Fertig’s former girlfriend was struck by his vehicle, resulting in severe injuries. Another witness was reportedly hit in the face with an ice scraper.

Police arrived at the gas station around 3 a.m. and interviewed the women involved in the incident. The 23-year-old victim had been in a truck with a friend and was on the phone with Fertig before they arrived at the gas station.

Upon their arrival, Fertig was already at the gas station, visibly agitated and pacing in the parking lot. The victim approached him, holding an ice scraper. Fertig allegedly responded by brandishing a firearm at her, pushing her to the ground, and repeatedly punching her. He is also accused of using the ice scraper to hit the truck and strike the driver through an open window.

The situation escalated when Fertig returned to his vehicle. His ex-girlfriend tried to confront him by opening the passenger door and shouting at him. Fertig is said to have reversed his car, hitting her with the open door and driving over her body and head before leaving the scene.

Despite the severity of the incident, the victim survived but sustained serious injuries. She was found on the ground with a pool of blood around her head, appearing disoriented and with swollen head and ankles. She was able to provide Fertig’s full name to Officer Reece Federer, who responded to the scene.

Fertig was apprehended the next day at a Cheyenne grocery store following a short foot pursuit. During his police interview, he admitted to being upset with his ex-girlfriend over rumors she had been spreading about him. Fertig claimed to have lost consciousness during the altercation and had difficulty recalling the details.

If found guilty of all charges, Fertig could face a lengthy prison sentence and substantial fines. The case has been moved to the felony-level Laramie County District Court, with Fertig’s arraignment set for January 8.