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Man arrested in Casper identified as suspect awaiting trial in Cheyenne felony

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CASPER, Wyo. — A bench warrant has been issued for a suspect in a Cheyenne felony who allegedly violated his bond conditions after being arrested in Casper for a misdemeanor.

According to documents filed in Laramie County District Court a warrant was petitioned for and granted on June 28, 2021 for 42-year-old Joshua Nunn. Nunn has been identified as a suspect awaiting trial in Laramie County for Strangulation of a Household Member and misdemeanor Domestic Battery, in a September 2020 incident.

Natrona County Circuit Court records filed this week say that Nunn was arrested in Casper on June 25 for a misdemeanor charge of Domestic Battery. According to a Laramie District Attorney’s Office request for a bench warrant, the Casper arrest is in violation of Nunn’s Laramie County bond.

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An affidavit filed in the Laramie County felony case alleges that Nunn choked and struck another person with whom Nunn was in a domestic arrangement. Police say that the victim in the case told investigators that on Sept. 29, 2020, they were involved in a verbal argument with Nunn that resulted in the victim attempting to lock Nunn out of a shared bedroom. The victim says that Nunn broke the door open and then choked the victim with his forearm and struck the victim’s face with a closed fist.

Nunn entered a plea of “not guilty” to the charges in Nov. 2020 and was originally set for a trial in March 2021. The case has been continued several times and was most recently set for trial in late July 2021.

The suspect was released from Laramie County custody on a $10,000 cash or surety bond, and records show that “no assaultive behavior” was a written condition of that bond.

Casper Police say that Nunn was then arrested on June 26 in an unrelated incident at a Casper bar on Blackmore Road.

In that case, an affidavit filed in Natrona County Circuit Court says that a victim claimed the suspect reported being in a verbal altercation with Nunn before Nunn grabbed the victim by the arm, causing pain and eventually bruising.

It was then alleged that the suspect took the victim’s phone and left the area in a vehicle.

The victim in the case is not the same person as the victim from the 2020 incident in Laramie County, but was described in court documents as having a domestic arrangement with the suspect.

Casper Police say they attempted to contact the suspect at his residence for several hours but were unable to. However, some officers reported that they believed the residence was occupied when they knocked on the door.

The suspect was eventually taken into custody during the morning of June 26 and was transported to the Natrona County Detention Center.

Nunn appeared via video conference in Natrona County Circuit Court where he entered a plea of “not guilty” to the misdemeanor charge from the June 25 incident. Appearing from the detention center, Nunn told the court that the situation had been “a nightmare,” and made a request for his bond conditions to allow travel out of state for work purposes.

Natrona County Circuit Court Judge H. Steven Brown denied the request, setting the bond at $2,000 cash or surety.

Jail records do not show the suspect in custody at either the Natrona County Detention Center or the Laramie County Detention Center as of Wednesday morning, June 30.

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 prosecuting office.