The Vermont State Police in Williston are investigating an incident that occurred on Route 7 (Ethan Allen Highway) near the intersection of Lime Kiln Road in the Town of Charlotte June 6, shortly before noon.
Marcia Sprigg, age 54, from New Haven, and Jessie Sprigg, age 26, from Burlington, were traveling together in a vehicle, southbound on Route 7. At the time Sprigg was operating the vehicle a green, 1998, SAAB 900 bearing Vermont registration EFG538. Sprigg was a passenger in the vehicle. The two became involved in a verbal confrontation inside the vehicle. The verbal confrontation escalated when Sprigg struck Jessie Sprigg in the face. A physical altercation then continued outside the vehicle along Route 7.
This encounter continued over a period of several minutes along Route 7. During the encounter, Sprigg reportedly operated her vehicle along Route 7 in a negligent manner with her son, Ryan Sprigg, age 25, partially in the vehicle and grandson, Cameron Sprigg, age 5, still in the vehicle. Marcia Sprigg also caused minor damage to a residential mailbox when her vehicle struck the mail box while turning around on Route 7. During this incident Marcia Sprigg also reportedly drove her vehicle within close proximity of Jessie Sprigg, on two separate occasions, causing her to fear for her life.
During the incident Jessie Sprigg was able to call 911 from her mobile phone. Shelburne Police and the Vermont State Police responded to this incident.
Marcia Sprigg sustained minor injuries to her arms, hand and upper chest. Jessie Sprigg had a torn shirt with no visible injuries, although she complained of minor pain at the time of the assault. Marcia Sprigg was later transported to Fletcher Allen, by Shelburne Rescue, for evaluation of her emotional condition following this incident.
Marcia Sprigg and Jessie Sprigg have both been charged with domestic assault with additional charges pending completion of the investigation.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to call Trooper Mark Magnant at the Williston State Police Barracks 878-7111.