Suspicious person call leads to arrest of man on drug related charges

Terry Wayne King (courtesy of the Casper Police Department)

CASPER, Wyo. — A man, who was reportedly trying to gain access to multiple vehicles and apartments, was arrested by the Casper Police Department on multiple recommended charges.

An affidavit filed in the case says that 30-year-old Terry Wayne King was arrested during the late night hours of September 3, 2019. King was recommended for charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Attempted Residential Burglary, Attempted Auto Burglary, and Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance.

Casper Police say that they were called to the 700 block of Walsh Drive, at approximately 11:56 pm, Tuesday. Reporting parties said that a suspicious male was attempting to gain entry into vehicles and apartments in the area.

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A man matching the suspect description was located on the grounds of an apartment complex. The man was said to be pacing back and forth, when officers began to approach.

The affidavit describes that the male, later identified as King, looked towards police officers, and then attempted to open the driver’s side door of a nearby vehicle. King was then said to have walked around the vehicle and attempted to open the door of an adjacent vehicle.

Police contacted King, who told officers that he was in the area looking for a ride because he had been kicked out of his apartment.

During the police contact, King was described as acting disoriented and sweating.

During questioning, police say that King admitted to having used methamphetamine within the previous day. He did, however, deny attempting to open any doors to vehicles or apartments.

During the investigation, officers say that King’s parole officer was contacted, who requested that King be put on a hold for Wyoming Probation and Parole.

After being taken into custody, King was searched and three unused and capped syringes were located on King’s person. He further admitted to having methamphetamine in his undergarments.

The reported methamphetamine was found after a search at the Natrona County Detention Center, and was said to weigh approximately 11.5 grams.

King was subsequently booked into the detention center.

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.