Circuit Court Judge Brian Christensen presides at initial appearances at Natrona County's Townsend Justice Center on Feb. 15, 2023 (Greg Hirst, Oil City News)

CASPER, Wyo. — Provided below are the defendants and charges from appearances in Natrona County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Sept. 13.  

The Honorable Seventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge Brian Christensen presided, while Assistant District Attorney Sam Forshner 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.

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

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

  • Chase James, 31 – Possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of methamphetamine: felony weight 
    • $30,000 cash or surety bond

No contest and guilty pleas

  • Chad Mulloy, 39 – Pedestrian under the influence
    • Pleaded no contest
    • Time served
  • Dominic Meyers, 34 – Possession of methamphetamine, possession of fentanyl
    • One year jail, review upon screening/participation in Adult Drug Court
  • Ian Sible, 40 – Possession of methamphetamine
    • One year suspended
    • One year supervised probation
    • $300 fine
  • Kristina Slagle, 27 – Probation revocation
    • Two years supervised probation reinstated
  • Autumn Smith-Morales, 26 – Possession of methamphetamine, possession of fentanyl, trespassing
    • Time served (31 days)
  • Kevin Acosta-Morales, 27 – Possession of methamphetamine, trespassing
    • Time served (31 days)

Not guilty pleas

  • Coloton Robb, – Possession of marijuana
    • $250 cash or surety bond continues
  • John Stinson, 34 – DUI: second in 10 years, no required interlock device, no insurance, driving under suspension, driving with an obstructed windshield
    • $3,000 cash or surety bond
  • Steven Miller, 31 – Possession of methamphetamine, possession of fentanyl
    • $3,000 cash or surety bond