Suspect in Riverton pipe thefts pleads not guilty; Other district court case updates

Randy Guinard is pictured as he listened during Riverton Circuit Court  proceedings Wednesday. After failing a UA test, he was ordered to jail. (Ernie Over photo)

Randy Guinard is pictured as he listened during Riverton Circuit Court proceedings Wednesday. After failing a UA test, he was ordered to jail. (Ernie Over photo)

(Lander, Wyo.) – A 40-year-old Riverton man pleaded not guilty in the Ninth District Court to seven charges related to the alleged theft of $60,000 in drilling pipe and other items.

Randy Guinard faces four counts of felony larceny, two counts of felony larceny by bailee and one charge of burglary. Each charge carries with it punishments of up to 10 years in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines. The charges are divided into two separate cases. The state will file within two weeks to combine the cases.

Per Guinard’s current bond conditions, he must submit to a urine analysis twice a week in Riverton. His attorney, Kathleen Tilton, said he is working in Lander and she asked if he could do the tests in Lander. Fremont County Deputy Attorney Pat LeBrun argued that the tests are necessary.

Ninth District Court Judge Norman E. Young said he would allow testing in Lander for convenience if the Fremont County Sheriff was able to do so.

Guinard’s trial has been temporarily set for July 29, stacked among about nine other cases.

Read more information about this case here.

Other district court news:

-The case against Kristopher Cody Simmons-Patrick has been suspended from further proceedings for the time being. Simmons-Patrick has been charged with allegedly taking a $61,000 truck from Fremont Motors without paying for it. He was scheduled for arraignment today, but the hearing did not occur.  More about this case can be read in this story.

-Hailey June Norris, charged with pawning nine firearms to Lander businesses that she didn’t own, pleaded not guilty to a single charge of wrongful taking or disposing of property. He trial date was also set for July 29.