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

Wendi Wright

"I've been led to believe she was upset over a vote he had cast involving health care", Sgt. Marty Plunk told Buzzfeed.

The woman then exited her auto, began screaming, hit the windows of the victims' vehicle and even reached inside it, according to investigators. David Kustoff, a freshman Republican, in her auto after a town hall event on Monday.

"Wright exited her vehicle and began screaming and striking the windows" of Kustoff's auto, at one point reaching inside.

The Weakley County Sheriff's Office said in a report Wright continued behind the congressman, who was with an aide, Marianne Dunavant, until they were forced to pull off the road into a driveway. However, the congressman left in his vehicle and "that's why she began following him", according to Plunk.

Inside the auto were Congressman Kustoff and aide Marianne Dunavant. She then attempted to block them from leaving by standing in front of the vehicle.

She was arrested and charged with felony reckless endangerment.




The House of Representatives recently and narrowly passed the American Health Care Act, a long-promised repeal and replacement of the American Care Act (Obamacare).

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

Another aide who was behind Kustoff's auto witnessed the incident, Plunk said.

Wright's cue to finally leave came when Kustoff and Dunavant called police, and that could have been the end of it except for one thing - the deranged Wright had to boast of her encounter on Facebook, and the jig was up.

Obion County deputies located her and took her into custody on the Weakley County arrest warrant.

Wright is free on $1,000 bond and will be arraigned on Monday.

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