Montrose woman accused of hitting husband with car

A Montrose woman was advised in court Thursday that she could face felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly running down her husband with her car outside a Montrose hotel.

Sharon Gibson, 32, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of second-degree assault, domestic violence, reckless driving and child abuse. Montrose County Judge John Mitchel ordered her held on $2,500 bond.

Montrose Police Department Cmdr. Gene Lillard said Sharon Gibson had her two children with her in the car when she struck 29-year-old Matt Gibson with her blue sedan.

Lillard said the Gibsons had been arguing Tuesday night, and the husband decided to stay at a motel on North Townsend Avenue. He left the motel early Wednesday morning.

“She was waiting in the area when he came out,” Lillard said.

He said Sharon Gibson told police she was on her way to a domestic-violence shelter with the children, and the kids wanted to talk to their father. Witnesses told police Sharon Gibson made an abrupt left-hand turn across three lanes of traffic and headed right for her husband as he stood on the sidewalk.

“He basically saw a blinker from an automobile,” Lillard said. “The next thing he knew, he had been struck by a car.”

Lillard said the impact tossed Matt Gibson onto the hood of the car before he rolled onto the ground. He was not seriously hurt.

Sharon Gibson will return to court June 4.


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