I.F. woman arraigned for attempted shooting

April 24, 2018

An Idaho Falls woman was arraigned Monday on aggravated assault charges after she fired multiple times at a man she had argued with.

Multiple callers reported the shots to Bonneville County Dispatch around 11:15 p.m. Saturday at the 1300 block of Paul Street. After confirming there were no injuries, the first officer at the scene spoke to the man who had been shot at. The victim said Tanisha Chevette Hill, 39, shot at him with a handgun, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The victim said he was attempting to leave when he heard the gunshots, believing them to be fireworks. He exited his truck to find Hill with a gun in her hand. Hill then entered her own vehicle, speeding off and nearly hitting a witness. Two witnesses described the events similar to the victim.

The officer was shown a text message Hill sent approximately 20 minutes before the shooting.

“Don’t nobody try to come when I’m sick or at my funeral, I hate all of you,” the message said.

Police were also dispatched to a hit and run near the intersection of Gallup Street and Woodruff Avenue. The vehicle described by witnesses was a tan Acura, similar to Hill’s vehicle. The Idaho Falls Police Department said in a news release that Hill is suspected in the incident.

The officer attempted to call Hill’s phone, but there was no response. Police checked her home, where a neighbor said she arrived five minutes before they did. Police obtained a search warrant, but did not find her inside the residence.

Hill called Bonneville County Dispatch at 5:14 p.m. Sunday to say she was at home and wanted to turn herself in. Police were dispatched to her house, where she surrendered and was placed in handcuffs. A supplemental report says Hill told the officers she knew she “screwed up” by shooting at the man.

The officers asked Hill where she put her gun. Hill led the officers to a dumpster she had placed it.

Hill was arraigned Monday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon enhancement, punishable with up to 20 years in prison. Her bond was set at $100,000 and a no-contact order was issued between Hill and the victim.

A no-contact order hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. May 2 in Bonneville County Courthouse. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. May 4.