Riverton – When a Hot Springs County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop a Chevrolet Crew Cab pickup in connection with a BOLO for outstanding felony warrants the suspect fled starting a multi-county chase in which State Troopers soon joined.
The pursuit which began in Hot Springs County near Thermopolis shortly after 5:00 p.m. continued through the Wind River Canyon on US 20. The pursuit continued southbound at the junction of US 20 and WYO 789 in Shoshoni where the Wyoming Highway Patrol took over the pursuit as the lead agency.
Multiple attempts to spike the vehicles tires during the pursuit were made, however the driver, 34 year-old Jamie L. Cleghorn who last had an address in the State of Alabama, was able to avoid them each time.
Cleghorn is wanted on at least 42 outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants from multiple law enforcement agencies in the States of Utah and Wyoming continued her attempt to flee. Once Cleghorn entered the city limits of Riverton she turned onto US 26 West (aka Main) whereupon she sideswiped a blue Jeep. Her vehicle then hit the curb, crossed over 5 lanes and rolled shearing off a gas meter and a power pole. Cleghorn suffered injuries in the crash and was transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital. She has since been airlifted to Salt Lake City, Utah.
The crash in Riverton is being investigated by the Wyoming Highway Patrol. The three occupants in the Jeep where not injured. Charges from the Wyoming Highway Patrol as a result of the pursuit and crash are pending for Cleghorn in Fremont County.
It is possible that more outstanding warrants for Cleghorn from additional States may be discovered as this investigation continues. Cleghorn faces dozens of felonies and misdemeanors in the States of Utah and Wyoming. She is accused of stealing the identities of people, manufacturing other identities, passing counterfeit money, possessing drugs, child abuse and giving pornography to children under the age of 10.