Tennessee Woman Accused of Chasing Republican Congressman David Kustoff After Town Hall

Posted May 14, 2017

"But, I think the basis of all of it was a health care vote that he had cast that she was upset with".

An Obion County woman has been arrested, accused of following and threatened Rep. David Kustoff and an aide after a town hall meeting at the University of Tennessee Martin.

The incident happened on May 8 when Congressman David Kustoff was at a meeting on the campus of UT Martin.

When the Congressman's vehicle stopped, Wright got out of her auto screaming.

The sheriff's department released Wright's mugshot and an account of the incident on Facebook.

The other occupants of the vehicle included the driver and Kustoff's aide, Marianne Dunavant, Sgt. Marty Plunk of the sheriff's department told BuzzFeed News.

When Kustoff's auto pulled into a driveway of someone they know, Wright allegedly got out of her vehicle to scream at them and bang on the windows of the vehicle.

She has been charged with felony reckless endangerment. At one point, she allegedly reached inside their vehicle.

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

Kustoff earlier this month voted to repeal and replace Obamacare.

"We promised the American people we would repeal and replace Obamacare, and today the House voted to keep our word and provide the relief". 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.

When a 911 call was made, Wright left the scene before officers arrived.

"That left us with no other choice but to issue an arrest warrant for her and take her into custody", Plunk said.

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