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Natrona County Circuit Court arraignments (5/22/23)

Nichole Collier

CASPER, Wyo. — Provided below are the defendants and charges from appearances in Natrona County Circuit Court on Monday, May 22.  

The Honorable Seventh Judicial Circuit Court Nichole Collier presided, while Assistant District Attorney Ashlee Neves 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 10-20 percent.

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 ties to the community.

Standard fees typically include $150 to the Crime Victims Compensation Fund, $70 in court costs, and $50 to Drug Court assessment fees. Some charges carry additional fines.

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

  • Lucas Nelson, 42 – Aggravated assault and battery (victim known pregnant), domestic battery
    • $30,000 cash or surety bond

No contest and guilty pleas

  • Shannon O’Neil, 45 – Possession of methamphetamine
    • One year suspended, one year supervised probation/Adult Drug Court
  • Janelle Hunt, 34 – Possession of methamphetamine
    • Seven days jail, remaining one year suspended
  • One year supervised probation
  • Gideon Jackson, 19 – Pedestrian walking wrong way on highway, interference
    • One year suspended
    • One year unsupervised probation
  • Cory Kimbley, 36 – Possession of methamphetamine, probation revocation 
    • Six months jail (x2, concurrent)
    • Furlough option to treatment
    • Eligible for good time
  • Willie Jones, 40 – Fail to appear for 2018 sentencing on DUI
    • Three days jail, remaining six months suspended
    • One year supervised probation
    • $400 fine

Not guilty pleas

  • Luke Corlis, 40 – DUI: alcohol, driving under suspension, failure to yield to emergency vehicle, possession of methamphetamine: misdemeanor amount, possession of fentanyl: misdemeanor amount
    • $5,000 cash or surety bond
  • Christopher McGowen, 38 – Violation of protection order terms (firearm possession)
    • $1,000 cash or surety bond
  • Ethan Polk, 20 – Reckless endangerment, breach of peace
    • $3,000 cash or surety bond
  • Isaiah Sulzle, 21 – Possession of methamphetamine x2, use of a controlled substance
    • $2,000 cash or surety bond
  • William Thew, 60 – Failure to appear for driving under suspension hearing
    • $2,000 signature bond
  • Cynthia Ehrler, 31 – Possession of methamphetamine, possession of fentanyl
    • $1,500 cash or surety bond continued