A local woman is facing multiple charges after allegedly assaulting two people at the Price Chopper parking lot in Derby. Alexis Lantagne, 25, of Newport Center, pleaded not guilty in Orleans Superior Court on Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of domestic assault, simple assault, and aggravated disorderly conduct by fighting. Lantagne was then released on conditions by Judge Lisa Warren. State Police said that the investigation revealed that Lantagne “caused injury to an individual she had a previous relationship with, as well as injury to a second person.” Police said Lantagne also used obscene language in public while engaging in fighting and “tumultuous conduct” directed at the two alleged victims. One of the alleged victims told police that Lantagne had been following him around, and when he stopped at Price Chopper, she assaulted him by striking him in the face and then left the scene in a white Jeep traveling toward Newport City. VSP spotted a white Jeep traveling south on Route 5. Police then spoke with the driver of the Jeep, Abigail Sheltra, 25. Sheltra told police Lantagne drove her Jeep to the home of one of the alleged victims and then began following them as they drove away in a truck. The truck eventually stopped at the Price Chopper grocery store in Derby. “Sheltra said Lantagne was pulling on the door handle of (the) truck and reported they must have unlocked it because when she pulled again, she fell backwards.” “Sheltra said she was on the phone trying to not be involved but saw Lantagne trying to strike both alleged victims.” Lantagne faces a possible sentence of up to three years in prison and $8,000 in fines.
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