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Natrona County Crime Clips (6/22/22–6/24/22)

CASPER, Wyo — Provided below are some details on law enforcement activities over the weekend based on reports from the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office, the Casper Police Department, and Friday’s appearances in circuit court.

Fight at Racks, June 24 (NCSO)

Deputies responded around 2:20 a.m. to a call about a fight in the parking lot of the gentlemen’s club on West Yellowstone. The reporting parties, two men, said that they had gotten into a fight with two other men, who were gone when deputies arrived. The reporting parties stated one of them had made a comment to the other men to the effect that they would likely be unable to befriend any of the women inside. This agitated the other men and led to the fight, the report says. Deputies reviewed the security footage, but there was no surveillance of the parking lot. Deputies searched for but did not locate the other parties. The reporting parties declined to press charges. 

Prowler arrested had warrants for stalking, threatening, June 24 (CPD)

Police arrested a 33-year-old man in a west Casper neighborhood shortly after midnight Friday morning for causing a disturbance. He was also reported as a prowler by neighbors in the area. The man had active warrants related to charges of stalking and threatening bodily harm to his ex-girlfriend and her family, according to an affidavit of probable cause. Police say the case alleges the man had assaulted his ex-girlfriend on two separate occasions since December 2021. The woman says they broke up in January. Police say the man has sent over 400 texts and voicemails from multiple numbers to the woman, who repeatedly replied she wanted nothing to do with him. The messages alternated between threats toward the woman and her mother and entreaties to get back together.

In circuit court Friday, the state’s attorney noted the man’s history of past convictions, including aggravated assault and battery, interference, escape from custody, and violation of a protection order. All three charges are misdemeanors, but due to the past history and concerns for the safety of the alleged victims, Circuit Court Judge Michael Patchen set bond at $10,000 cash or surety. Each charge of stalking carries a penalty of up to six months in prison with a $750 fine, while the charge of threatening carries a penalty of up to one year in prison and a $1,000 fine.

Man crashes after eluding police on motorcycle

A 24-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanor charges after the state attorney Sam Forschner said he eluded Casper police officers on a motorcycle before crashing in the area of East 15th Street and Missouri Avenue around 12:43 a.m. Friday. Forschner, reading from the arresting affidavit, stated that the man’s BAC was at or above the 0.08% legal limit. The man will sit for a bench trial on the charges of DUI (W.S. 35-1-223), eluding a police officer (W.S. 35-5-225), reckless driving (W.S. 35-1-223), and driving under suspension (W.S. 35-1-223). Each charge is punishable by up to six months in prison and a fine up to $750.

Public intoxication at the movies, June 23, 8:24 p.m. (CPD)

A 35-year-old was arrested at the east-side Studio City on Thursday evening. Police said the man was intoxicated and disturbing other patrons.

Citizen assist, June 22, 10:57 p.m. (CPD) 

An employee at an east-side chain restaurant called police stating that they had received some odd phone calls and wanted an officer there as they walked out of work.