Assistant District Attorneys Blaine Nelson and Sam Forshner at the Townsend Justice Center 2/10/23 (Gregory Hirst, Oil City News)

CASPER, Wyo. — Provided below are the defendants and charges from appearances in Natrona County Circuit Court on Friday, Sept. 15, and Monday, Sept. 18. 

On Friday, the Honorable Seventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge Nichole Collier presided while Assistant District Attorney Sam Forshner represented the state.

On Monday, the Honorable Seventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge Kevin Taheri presided, while Assistant District Attorney Mackenzie Morrison represented the state.

All persons entering not guilty pleas or charged with felonies are presumed innocent until convicted or pleading guilty. Official charges are subject to change by the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office.

Pleas on felony charges are not entered in circuit court, though bond conditions are set.

A bail bondsman can post a surety bond, typically requiring 10–15%.

A “personal recognizance” or “signature” bond means there is no money required to get out, but the defendant could owe the full amount if they fail to appear.

Factors affecting bond and sentencing include the nature of the crime, the weight of the evidence, the defendant’s criminal history and their ties to the community.

The standard of evidence differs in probation revocations. The state is only required to prove the allegations in an affidavit for revocation “to a preponderance of the evidence.” 

The defendant can admit and have the underlying sentenced imposed or resuspended. The defendant can also deny and seek representation at a contested hearing, and a new bond is set.

For purposes of this document, admissions and denials are represented as guilty and not guilty pleas, respectively. 

Standard fees typically include $150 to the Crime Victims Compensation Fund, $70 in court costs and $50 to Drug Court assessment. Additional fines may be imposed at sentencing. 


Felonies and engrossed misdemeanors (pleas not entered in circuit court)

  • Erica Eastlund, 47 – DUI, possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent
    • $15,000 cash or surety bond
  • Lane Huntington, 42 – Conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine, conspiracy to deliver fentanyl, possession of fentanyl: felony weight x2, possession of methamphetamine: felony weight x2
    • $25,000 cash or surety bond

No contest and guilty pleas

  • William Stevenson – Speeding
    • Pleaded no contest
    • $150 fine

Not guilty pleas

  • Carlos Lennon, 26 – Domestic battery
    • $1,000 cash or surety bond
  • Jason Cook, 44 – DUI, failure to maintain lane, speeding, no turn signal
    • $1,035 cash or surety bond continued


Felonies and engrossed misdemeanors (pleas not entered in circuit court)

  • Amber Garcia – Child endangerment with methamphetamine
    • $10,000 cash or surety bond

No contest and guilty pleas

  • Gage (Michael) Markfraf, 26 – Domestic battery, simple assault
    • 30 days jail, remaining six months suspended
    • Two years supervised probation
  • Trevor Cecchettini, 50 – Violation of protection order
    • Six months suspended
    • Six months unsupervised probation
    • $400 fine
  • Shane Janis, 26 – Failure to provide proof of liability insurance, driving under suspension,
    • Time served, $500 fine
  • Matthew Lamote, 39 – Possession of methamphetamine x2
    • One year suspended, one year supervised probation
    • $600 fine
  • Young Chief LoneBear, 36 – Pedestrian under the influence
    • Time served
  • Joshua Mayfield, 24 – Possession of methamphetamine
    • 30 days jail

Not guilty pleas

  • Devin Clark, 38 – Possession of methamphetamine, criminal entry x2
    • $3,000 cash or surety bond
  • Amanda Deegan, 40 – Possession of methamphetamine, possession of psilocybin
    • $2,500 cash or surety bond
  • Zachary Allen, 34 – Possession of a controlled substance, use of a controlled substance
    • $1,500 cash or surety bond
  • Shane Janis, 26 – Possession of a controlled substance
    • $1,000 cash or surety bond
  • Jenae Mace, 31 – Possession of methamphetamine
    • $500 cash or surety bond
  • Kelly Reyes, 40 – Probation revocation
    • $3,000 cash or surety bond
    • Defendant insists probation was discharged
  • Amber Salinas, 35 – DUI with child passenger x2, DUI
    • $500 cash or surety bond
  • Michael Shirts, 37 – Interference, possession of a controlled substance
    • $2,000 cash or surety bond