(Lander, Wyo.) – Lori Guttke, 21, has pleaded not guilty in Lander Circuit Court to charges related to a late August shooting in Dubois.
The Dubois woman is charged with Domestic Battery, Reckless Endangering and Interference in the incident where a single shot was allegedly fired in the area of the 100 block of Taylor Creek Road. All three charges are misdemeanors.
The domestic violence count could result in up to six months in prison and/or $750 in fines; reckless endangering carries a penalty of up to one year in prison; and interference charge can be punished by up to one year in prison and/or $1,000 in fines.
Guttke remains in the Fremont County Detention Center under a $10,000 cash bond.
A trial in the case has been scheduled for Dec. 6, 2013.
No affidavit has been filed. On the evening of Aug. 28, deputies were called to the area for a report of a family fight.
“When the Deputy arrived in the immediate area he located a male subject sitting on the creek bank; the man advised he had been assaulted by Guttke at that time,” Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee said. “The Deputy was on foot and had to walk back to his truck so that he could drive to the man. As the Deputy entered his truck the man began to yell and then a shot rang out.”
Lee said upon returning to the man’s location, the deputy located Guttke sitting in a truck nearby. Guttke dropped a large caliber handgun out of the window of the truck, and the deputy reportedly had to physically remove her from the vehicle.
“At this point we know that Guttke fired the weapon, the trajectory is unclear,” Lee said. “However there is a good indication the round went to the east towards Taylor Creek Exxon. The firearm involved was a .45/70 caliber handgun which fires a high powered rifle cartridge; the weapon is about 15 inches long and has a 7.5-inch barrel and weighs roughly 4.5 pounds. Guttke was struck in the head by the firearm during the harsh recoil and received minor treatment at the Lander Hospital later that evening.”