Sisters duke it out after concert
July 17, 2006
Two Glenwood Springs sisters were arrested after they allegedly beat each other bloody Sunday night during the car ride home from the Social Distortion concert at the Belly Up.Misti Scarlett, 27, and her younger sister, Ashley Scarlett, 22, were issued summons to appear in Pitkin County Court on misdemeanor assault charges.According to Pitkin County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Lemke, the two were riding home in a car Ashley’s boyfriend was driving when they began arguing, apparently about issues Lemke believed went back some time.The argument escalated into what Lemke called “a physical fight,” and Misti allegedly began kicking at her sister with the spiked heel of her shoe.Ashley somehow wrested the shoe away, Lemke said, and began hitting Misti on the head, shoulders and chest in retaliation. Both women suffered numerous cuts from the exchange, and Misti was forced out of the car at one point when the driver, who was not charged, stopped to separate them.The car returned quickly and picked her up. When the fight began again, Misti was kicked out of the car for good near the Gerbazdale turn at the upper entrance to Snowmass Canyon, Lemke said.Ashley and her boyfriend called police to get help for Misti, Lemke said. A number of concerned passers-by reportedly had stopped to assist her by the time a deputy got to the scene.Meanwhile, the car carrying Ashley stopped at the Old Snowmass Conoco, at the instruction of a county dispatcher, and Lemke met the car. Both women were taken to Aspen Valley Hospital for treatment of their injuries.Also early Monday morning, sheriff’s deputies were called from Eagle and Pitkin counties to ride on a downvalley bus carrying several individuals who had attended the same punk-rock concert and allegedly “got rowdy” on the bus ride home.