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Bench trial to begin for woman charged with attacks at Mt. Vernon Walmart

June 15, 2017

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 26-year-old Colorado woman is scheduled to be tried Thursday in Jefferson County on charges stemming from an incident last year at the Mt. Vernon Walmart store where she allegedly assaulted people and was armed with a knife.

Rebecca Bigham
(Source: MVPD)

Rebecca Bigham had initially been found mentally unfit to stand trial and was remanded into the custody of the Department of Human Services for treatment and to achieve fitness.

She has since been returned to Jefferson County and a new mental health evaluation filed with the court.

The case will be tried at 1:30 p.m. Thursday by a judge in a bench trial.

Bigham is charged with four counts Class 3 aggravated battery in a public place and two misdemeanor counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to Mt. Vernon police, Bigham struck one Walmart employee in the face with her hand and struck a juvenile with the knife. The knife did not penetrate the skin.

Police were called and upon their arrival she was allegedly still armed with the knife.

Bigham reportedly would not comply with officers’ demands, began to walk away from them but turned back around and started towards them.

One officer then deployed a Tazer which resulted in Bigham being disarmed and secured by officers. Bigham was transported to a local hospital for precautionary measures.

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