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Woman charged for alleged shooting when CPS and deputy showed up at her home

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Valerie M. Rosser | Madison County Jail

ST. ANTHONY — A Fremont County woman is facing felony charges following a shooting incident earlier this month.

On Dec. 1, a Fremont County Sheriff’s deputy accompanied two Idaho Department of Health and Welfare caseworkers to the home of Valerie M. Rosser, according to an affidavit of probable cause. As officials were there, Rosser is accused of firing several times from her 9mm Taurus pistol.

The incident began in Rexburg after a physical altercation between Rosser and a child. The fight later continued at a house in St. Anthony, according to court documents.

When child protective services and deputies arrived at the house, Rosser reportedly refused to cooperate with the CPS team. Rosser demanded law enforcement leave and went back into her house.

A deputy knocked on the front door to try and get the child out of the home. As the child opened the door, Rosser is alleged to have fired the handgun four or five times. The deputy then pulled her own gun as the CPS workers helped the child get away from the house.

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“Rosser willfully fired a deadly weapon without the intent to kill in a manner likely to cause great bodily harm, to one law enforcement officer, two social workers … and a minor child,” the deputy writes in the probable cause.

It’s not clear what happened immediately afterward, but authorities arrested and booked Rosser into the Madison County Jail, which houses female inmates for Fremont County.

Initially, charges were not published on the online court portal and prosecutors declined to comment. However, recently obtained court documents show that on Dec. 2, Fremont County prosecutors charged Rosser with three felony counts of aggravated assault on certain personnel and felony injury to a child. On Dec. 7, officials added a misdemeanor injury to a child charge. Although Rosser is charged with a crime, it does not necessarily mean she committed it. Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Rosser posted the $80,000 bail set by Magistrate Judge Faren Eddins. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday over Zoom.

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