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Circuit Court roundup Nov. 21 to Nov. 21, 2022

One new charge and less than a handful of new sentences were imposed in Sublette County Circuit Court from Nov. 21 to Nov. 27.

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Sheriff's report Nov. 21 - Nov. 27, 2022

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 115 incidents from Nov. 21 to Nov. 27, including at least nine crashes, two fires, an unconscious person, six motorist assists, 11 citizen assists, four suspicious incidents, 14 vehicle identification number inspections and 32 urinalyses.

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Circuit Court roundup Nov. 14 - Nov. 20, 2022

Several new charges were filed and sentences imposed in Sublette County Circuit Court between Nov. 14 and Nov. 20, 2022.

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Oral arguments in higher courts

The first set, over a petition to remand Sublette County commissioners’ majority decision to allow resort rezoning on billionaire Joe Ricketts’ Jackson Fork Ranch, LLC, took place Nov. 10 in a Casper courtroom. The second appeal is Morningstar vs. Robison, concerning a failed real estate deal, and will be heard before the Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

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McKay appointed to 9th District Court

McKay’s appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Marvin Tyler.

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Sheriff's report Oct. 31 - Nov. 6

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 164 calls from Oct. 31 to Nov. 6, including a death, a theft, at least eight crashes, four medical emergencies, two vandalisms, two drone flights, 14 citizen assists, seven animal problems, three livestock problems, 36 urinalyses and 19 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Circuit Court roundup Oct. 31 to Nov. 6

Several new charges were filed and sentences imposed in Sublette County Circuit Court between Oct. 31 and Nov. 6, 2022.

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Whitman pleads ‘not guilty’ to aggravated assault, battery

Per the court’s order, Whitman must first arrange a way to have random urinalyses performed at his own expense in Arizona before he is allowed to relocate. As a condition of his bond, Whitman is not allowed to possess or consume alcohol or drugs. He is also required to provide monthly status reports to the Sublette County 9th District Court.

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G&F biologist pays hunting violation fine

It was determined that Schultz’s taking over the limit of big game was unintentional, Lund said.

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Circuit Court roundup Oct. 24 - Oct. 30

Several new charges were filed and sentences imposed in Sublette County Circuit Court between Oct. 24 and Oct. 30, 2022.

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Sheriff's report Oct. 24 - Oct. 30

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 157 calls from Oct. 24 to Oct. 30, including two deaths, a suicidal person, five vehicle crashes, 12 citizen assists, eight suspicious incidents, violation of a stalking order, two trespassing, 35 urinalyses and 21 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Circuit Court roundup Oct. 17 to Oct. 23

Several new charges were filed and sentences imposed in Sublette County Circuit Court between Oct. 17 and Oct. 23, 2022.

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Sheriff's report Oct. 17 to Oct. 23

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 183 calls from Oct. 17 through Oct. 23, including at least six vehicle crashes, 16 citizen assists, a fight, two thefts, three juvenile problems, three medical emergencies, nine suspicious incidents, 16 livestock problems, two search-and-rescues, 27 urinalyses and 23 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Sheriff's report Oct. 10 to Oct. 16

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 173 calls and incidents from Oct. 10 to Oct. 16, including at least four crashes, a gas leak, three juvenile problems, one search-and rescue, seven animal problems, 12 livestock problems, a theft, 16 citizen assists, a fight, three REDDI reports, 31 urinalyses and 34 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Leyva’s bond reduced to $100,000

At his Oct. 6 arraignment, Leyva requested a jury trial, which Judge Marv Tyler scheduled for five days to begin Monday, March 13, 2023, court records show.

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Sheriff's report: Oct. 3 to Oct. 9

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 201 calls from Oct. 3 to Oct. 9, including at least nine crashes, eight suspicious incidents, 12 animal problems, 21 citizen assists, 17 livestock problems, a theft, vandalism, four medical emergencies, 27 vehicle identification number inspections and 33 urinalyses.

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Arraignment set in Meeks' assault case

Whitman’s arraignment is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Oct. 27.

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Rammell’s brand-inspection appeal denied

Rammell was driving a truck pulling a horse trailer when Sublette County Deputy Ty Huffman stopped him and asked for brand inspections for five horses, one a foal. Rammell received five citations, later reduced to four, for not having the paperwork. Rammell represented himself in Sublette County Circuit Court where Judge Curt Haws assigned the case to Magistrate Clay Kainer. Rammell and then-deputy county attorney Stan Cannon argued in November 2019 before Magistrate Kainer about whether the livestock check was a proper search and seizure.

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Circuit Court roundup Oct. 3 to Oct. 9

Several new charges were filed and sentences imposed in Sublette County Circuit Court from Oct. 3 to Oct 9.

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Sheriff's report Sept. 26 to Oct. 2

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 186 calls from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, including one sex offense, a missing person, 16 citizen assists, four fights or disturbances, 13 livestock problems, four juvenile problems, two fire reports, a diabetic shock or coma, eight suspicious incidents, 28 urinalyses and 32 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Man charged for ‘dangerous propellant’

On Sept. 18, deputies were called to Marbleton where Cates was reportedly “behaving erratically” – yelling, whistling, picking up rocks, waving his arms and emptying his pockets, the report says.

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Court shorts

Updates in several ongoing court cases, including Leyva, McNinch and Sandoval.

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Circuit Court roundup Sept. 26 to Oct. 2

Several new charges were filed and sentences imposed in Sublette County Circuit Court from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2.

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Circuit Court roundup Sept. 19 to Sept. 25

Several new charges were filed and sentences imposed in Sublette County Circuit Court from Sept. 19 to Sept. 25.

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Sheriff's Report Aug. 12 through Aug. 18

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 203 calls from Sept. 12 through Sept. 18, including two deaths, two gunshot injuries, two suicidal people, 13 citizen assists, 11 livestock problems, 13 suspicious incidents, eight animal problems, five search-and-rescues, 10 traffic complaints, a domestic dispute, a theft, four medical emergencies, 31 urinalyses and 22 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Circuit Court roundup Sept. 12 to Sept. 18.

Several new charges were filed and fines imposed in Sublette County Circuit Court from Sept. 12 to Sept. 18.

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Sheriff's report Aug. 29 to Sept. 11

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office was closed on Monday, Sept. 5, for Labor Day. From Friday, Sept. 2, through Sunday, Sept. 11, callers reported 15 suspicious or hangup 911 calls, three domestic disputes, an overdose, 19 livestock problems, a grass fire, six juvenile problems, two search and rescues, 6 motorist assists, two frauds, two thefts, 31 citizen assists, 38 urinalyses and 34 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Circuit Court roundup Aug. 29 to Sept. 11

Several new charges were filed and sentences imposed in Sublette County Circuit Court from Aug. 29 through Sept. 11.

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Sheriff’s report – Oct. 12

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 198 calls from Oct. 4 to Oct. 10, including six suspicious incidents, nine 911 hang-ups, 18 citizen assists, a fight in progress, 15 livestock problems, two thefts, vandalism, one person threatened, nine traffic complaints, five accidents, 28 urinalyses and 37 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Felony drug case set for Nov. 15 trial

Jay E. Van Wagoner, of Casper, is scheduled to go to trial in 9th District Court next month based on four felony cocaine charges.

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Sheriff’s report – Oct. 5

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 215 calls from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, including two deaths, at least 11 collisions, two domestic disputes, a fight in progress, nine livestock problems, five medical emergencies, nine suspicious incidents, two thefts, three checks on people’s welfare, a pollution problem, two unconscious people, 33 urinalyses and 34 vehicle identification numbers inspections.

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Sheriff’s report – Sept. 28

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 174 calls from Sept. 20 to Sept. 26, including 10 suspicious incidents, seven 911 hang-up calls, seven checks on people’s welfare, seven animal problems, 12 traffic complaints, one search and rescue, two fires, seven livestock problems, one tobacco problem, eight urinalyses and 21 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Sheriff’s report – Sept. 21

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 223 calls from Sept. 13 to Sept. 19, including a vehicle fire, two grass fires, nine suspicious incidents, 13 livestock problems, a disturbance, two search-and-rescue calls, 11 accidents, five welfare checks, 33 urinalyses and 30 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Woman still to appear on felony stabbing charges

After pleading not guilty to an Aug. 20 arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol, a Riverton woman still needs to appear in Sublette County Circuit Court on a subsequent charge of probation revocation and a felony charge of aggravated assault and battery.

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Sheriff’s report – Sept. 14

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 251 calls from Sept. 3 to Sept. 12 including a death, at least nine accidents, two possible heart attacks, five juvenile problems, a fight, vandalism, 57 citizen assists, 12 suspicious incidents, four thefts, one assault, 52 urinalyses, 45 vehicle identification number inspections and eight checks on people’s welfare.

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Man receives probation for theft of rifles

An out-of-state man who lived in Pinedale while employed here was sentenced to supervised probation after pleading no contest to one felony rifle theft charge.

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Sheriff’s report – Sept. 7

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office was closed on Monday for Labor Day. From Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, there were 133 calls including at least six accidents, a possible heart attack, two juvenile problems, six motorist assists, 12 citizen assists, two suspicious incidents, two thefts, 17 urinalyses, 20 vehicle identification number inspections, two calls to search-and-rescue and three checks on people’s welfare.

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Judge rules on contested Smith trial evidence

The court’s analyses of whether to allow texts, receipts, phone apps and prior collisions into an upcoming vehicular homicide trial are outlined in 9th District Judge Marv Tyler’s recent 46-page ruling.

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Sheriff’s report – Aug. 31

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported no arrests and 208 calls from Aug. 23 through Aug. 29, including a possible death, two search-and-rescues, eight suspicious incidents, a suicidal person, 21 citizen assists, one livestock check, three accidents, six animal problems, four livestock problems, seven 911hang-up calls, 30 urinalyses and 38 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Sheriff’s report – Aug. 24

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 212 calls from Aug. 16 through Aug. 22, including a death, at least seven accidents, two fires, five medical emergencies, eight suspicious incidents, five medical emergencies, one blood draw, 13 citizen assists, seven motorist assists, four REDDI calls, six search-and-rescue calls, 32 urinalyses and 21 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Jewkes sentenced to 15-20 years in prison

Jewkes initially pleaded not guilty to the aggravated vehicular homicide while intoxicated, of Shane Deal, of Pinedale, on the advice of defense attorney John LaBuda, he told the court. After reviewing police reports, she changed her plea to guilty.

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Sheriff’s report – Aug. 13

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 208 calls from Aug. 9 through Aug. 15, including six calls to Tip Top Search and Rescue, nine accidents, one death, a cell phone search, seven suspicious incidents, a sex offense, two smoke reports, 15 citizen assists, a theft, vandalism, a fire, six motorist assists, 32 urinalyses and 32 vehicle identification numbers inspections.

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Jewkes’ sentencing set for Aug. 19

Jade S. Jewkes, of Jackson, will be sentenced Thursday in 9th District Court after pleading guilty to all charges resulting from a fatal collision on New Year’s Day.

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Sheriff’s report – August 10

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 209 calls from Aug. 2 through Aug. 8, including at least five accidents, five fire calls, two smoke reports, 10 suspicious incidents, six medical emergencies, two thefts, five livestock problems, 14 citizen assists, one abnormal behavior, 28 urinalyses and 37 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Sheriff’s report – Aug. 3

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 226 calls from July 26 through Aug. 1, including a death, seven accidents, four domestic disputes, six suspicious incidents, two vandalisms, two grass fires, two fights, 10 livestock problems, 10 motorist assists, one threatening, 26 urinalyses, 36 vehicle identification number inspections and four checks on people’s welfare.

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Man SCSO arrested held on $1M bond

The man Sublette County sheriff’s deputies apprehended and transported back to Sweetwater County without incident is now being held on a $1-million cash-only bond.

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Co-defendants plead down to 50 charges

Three co-defendants from Florida, arrested Feb. 9 after one was stopped for speeding, faced the prospect of a single trial for all three for numerous charges after investigators found stolen licenses, credit cards, phones, checkbooks and a filled-out check in the cars.

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Sheriff’s report – July 27

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 244 calls from July 19 to July 25, including one death, eight suspicious incidents, four search and rescue calls, 16 “911” hang-ups, three disturbances and a family fight, four fire calls, 11 livestock problems, four welfare checks, 26 urinalyses and 40 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Sheriff’s report – July 20

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 236 calls and incidents from July 12 through July 18, including two assaults, nine suspicious incidents, three thefts, two fire calls, trespassing, vandalism, four welfare checks, 37 vehicle identification number inspections, 27 urinalyses and 24 citizen assists.

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Sheriff’s report – July 13

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 437 calls from June 29 to July 11, including two missing persons, three domestic disputes, four fire calls, two vandalisms, four suicidal people, 18 suspicious incidents, 43 urinalyses, 50 vehicle identification number inspections and six checks on people’s welfare. The sheriff’s office was closed Monday, July 5, for the holiday.

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Sheriff’s report – July 6

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 100 calls from June 29 to July 1, including a controlled substance problem, two fire call, vandalism, two suicidal people, four suspicious incidents, six urinalyses, 16 vehicle identification number inspections and three checks on people’s welfare. The sheriff’s office was closed Monday, July 5, for the holiday.

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Sheriff’s report – June 25

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 220 calls from June 21 to June 27 including a sex offense, three search-and-rescues, two deaths, eight accidents, eight medical emergencies, a missing person, 18 urinalyses and 35 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Sheriff’s report – June 15

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 211 incidents from June 7 to June 13, including one death, seven accidents, 20 livestock problems, three domestic disputes, two vandalism, a fire, four suspicious incidents, a vicious animal, 17 citizen assists, three welfare checks, 19 urinalyses and 45 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Two cocaine deals nabs Casper man

On April 14, the confidential informant, carrying $4,800 in recorded “buy” funds, met with Van Wagoner in the county and received 2 ounces of what tested positive as cocaine, the affidavit says.

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Green River man allegedly had sex with minor in Sublette

A Green River man, now 22, is charged with having sex with a minor girl one year ago in Sublette County.

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Sheriff’s report – June 6

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 259 calls from May 28 to June 6 including four deaths, nine accidents, a suicidal person, six juvenile problems, a burglary, 32 livestock problems, 14 citizen assists, two suspicious incidents, five welfare checks, 19 urinalyses and 40 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Idaho man sentenced on fentanyl charge

An Idaho man charged with bringing fentanyl pills disguised as Oxycodone into Sublette County was sentenced Thursday, May 27, in 9th District Court.

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Fourth man sentenced for hunting-camp confrontation

One man – Phillip J. Peterson – has yet to be sentenced after changing his plea on May 27.

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Man apologizes for ‘stupidity’ in sex abuse case

Donald K. Woodward, 75, pleaded guilty in February to taking immoral and immodest liberties with a girl younger than 17.

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Sheriff’s report – May 25

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 179 calls from May 17 to May 23, including one death, at least eight accidents, one sex offense, one suicidal person, nine 911 hang-ups, a missing person, three thefts, one bomb search, 17 livestock problems, a fire, three REDDI reports, 19 urinalyses and 37 vehicle identification umber inspections.

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Some charges dropped in armed confrontation

Four men charged with a variety of misdemeanors after an Oct. 18, 2020, hunting camp confrontation turned ugly are seeing their cases wind down with plea agreements and dismissed charges.

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Rammell trial this week

The planned one-day trial of Rex F. Rammell, of Rock Springs, is rescheduled for Wednesday, May 26.

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Sheriff’s report – May 18

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 168 incidents from May 10 to May 16, including at least six accidents, a fire, three thefts, 15 citizen assists, six livestock problems, four welfare checks, 18 urinalyses and 43 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Keiser retires from SCSO

Sublette County Sheriff’s Office Communications Officer Patty Keiser is now retired.

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Change of pleas in fentanyl case

An Idaho Falls man charged with bringing fentanyl pills disguised as Oxycodone into Sublette County on Jan. 28 will change his not guilty pleas after reached a plea agreement.

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Circuit court – May 11

New charges filed and fines, punishments issued.

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Sheriff’s report – May 11

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 147 calls from May 3 to May 9 including at least nine accidents, four disturbances, an explosion, three people threatened, a grass fire, five welfare checks, 15 urinalyses and 25 VIN inspections.

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Judge denies request for separate trials in alleged ID thefts

Three defense attorneys made strong arguments against their three defendants having three separate trials joined into one as requested by Sublette County Attorney Mike Crosson, at an April 22 motion hearing in 9th District Court.

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Big Piney woman's drug case moves to District Court

Prather, of Big Piney, was charged for having more than 3 grams of meth on Aug, 28, 2020, after a woman she knew was arrested for alleged domestic battery and probation violation, according to court records.

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Sheriff’s report – May 4

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 167 calls and incidents from April 26 to May 2, including nine 911 hang-ups, a bond violation, a theft, five fires, three medical emergencies, two animal and two juvenile problems, seven suspicious circumstances, 18 urinalyses and 40 VIN inspections.

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Sheriff's Report – April 27

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 157 calls and incidents from April 19 through April 25, including at least eight accidents, two vandalisms, four animal problems, a possible heart attack, two fires, three medical emergencies, a theft, four welfare checks, 21 urinalyses and 41 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Handy asks for transcript of evidence against him

A Pinedale man preparing for his July 19 jury trial again asks a judge to order the prosecution to provide “digital discovery” transcripts of its audio-visual evidence against him.

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Dates set in alleged gun theft cases

Of the two men charged with stealing four rifles from a Pinedale landlady’s garage and hiding them in her house, one is going to trial and the other just signed a plea agreement.

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Sheriff's Report – April 13

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 152 calls from April 5 to April 11, including one death, three domestic disputes, a theft, 12 citizen assists, five fire reports, seven suspicious circumstances, a utility problem, 22 urinalyses and 28 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Rex Rammell argues 'property' in ongoing civil case

Although scheduling slowdowns are keeping Rex F. Rammell’s civil suit for a declaratory judgment against Wyoming’s brand inspection law at a standstill, he filed a new argument to support his claim on March 29.

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Simpson receives sentence of up to five years

A man maintaining his innocence was sentenced to three to five years in prison after taking a plea agreement to avoid a jury trial in 9th District Court.

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Woodward changes his plea to guilty

A Marbleton man, charged with taking immoral and immodest liberties with a girl younger than 17, changed his plea to guilty, based on a plea agreement.

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Dozens of stolen IDs found in traffic stop

Three people arrested for possessing forged writings with intent to defraud and using a false identity after the driver was stopped for speeding each pleaded not guilty on March 18 to assorted felonies and misdemeanors.

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Jewkes' arraignment set for this week

Jackson driver is charged with two felony aggravated homicide charges.

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Culwell pleads not guilt to marijuana sale

She is accused of the felony delivery of a controlled substance to a confidential informant and of misdemeanor marijuana possession.

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Rifle theft trial dates set

Two out-of-town men charged with stealing rifles from a Pinedale residence last December have jury trials set after each pleaded not guilty in 9th District Court to multiple felonies.

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Woodward reaches plea agreement

A Marbleton man, charged with taking immoral and immodest liberties with a girl younger than 17, will not face a jury on May 10.

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Man charged with disguised fentanyl pills

An Idaho Falls man was charged with bringing fentanyl pills disguised as Oxycodone tablets into Sublette County after people reported seeing him pull over several times traveling north of Rock Springs on Jan. 28.

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Man pleads guilty to reduced sex charge

A man charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and incest agreed to change his plea Thursday, Feb. 11, after a third lesser charge was filed and the first two dismissed.

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Handy's jury trial set back

In July 2020, John Handy was charged with felony delivery of a controlled substance, THC or marijuana, felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and felony conspiracy to commit a controlled substance offense.

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Jewkes' preliminary is continued to March

Jewkes is charged with two counts of aggravated homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol after being involved in a fatal collision in Hoback Canyon on Jan. 1.

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Attorney wants to question alleged victim

Marbleton man charged with third-degree sexual abuse of a minor.

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Big Piney man waives right to speedy trial

Copeland was charged with theft of trailer and unlawful use of registration.

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SCSO recognizes 'years of service' milestones

Deputies honored for anniversaries.

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SCSO seeking info on Marbleton burglaries

Investigation stretches back to December.

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Sheriff's report - April 3-9

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) reported 131 calls and incidents from April 3 through April 9.

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