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Wanted man arrested, recommended for felony drug charge

Elburn Bailey (courtesy of the Casper Police Department)

CASPER, Wyo. —  Casper Police say that a man wanted on several warrants was arrested this week, and found to be in possession of a suspected controlled substance. Details released in the case say that the charge is a third or subsequent charge, and was recommended at the felony status.

According to Natrona County Circuit Court Documents, Elburn Bailey was arrested on January 5, 2020; after police did a patrol check of a business on Southeast Wyoming Boulevard.

Upon entering the building, officer say that they identified Bailey, and knew him to have four active warrants for his arrest.

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During the contact with officers, it is alleged that Baily identified himself under a false name to officers; and refused to confirm his name before his arrest.

A search of Bailey’s person reportedly yielded a small bundle of marijuana in the suspect’s pocket. A police affidavit filed in Natrona County Circuit Court says that Bailey told officers he had two prior convictions.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office.