(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Friday’s recap of law enforcement activity around the county. All those cited or arrested are presumed not guilty until convicted in a court of law.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Nathon Brewer, 39, Riverton, two counts of Use of a Controlled Substance and one Bond Violation. (Read more about this case here.)

David Hanson, 42, Riverton, Breach of Peace. At 4:54 p.m., deputies were called to assist a Wind River Police Officer with a subject at a motel on the 200 block of South Federal Boulevard. Undersheriff Ryan Lee reported that the officer had brought Hanson, who was intoxicated, to the motel. “Hanson became disorderly and was arrested by FCSO for Breach of Peace,” Lee said. “The officer was not assaulted but had to struggle with Hanson to get him detained.”

Joseph L. James, 30, Riverton, Fremont County warrants for two charges of Domestic Violence Batter and one charge of Strangulation of a Household Member. James was arrested for the warrants, which stem from Oct. 11 and Dec. 5 incidents where he reportedly battered the same person and fled the area before officers arrived, Lee said. He was located yesterday and arrested without incident.

Ceila Warren, 34, Riverton, Probation Revocation Warrant.


At 8:19 a.m., deputies were made aware of a civil issue in the Gardens North Subdivision where a former tenant had left a four-wheeler behind and hadn’t picked it up yet.

A report of possible identity theft in Dubois is under investigation.

At 10:05 p.m., deputies were called to Pronghorn Drive south of Riverton by a woman who said her ex told her left meth in her room so he could have leverage over her. Deputies were unable to locate any meth.


Riverton Police Department


Daniel Black, 32, Riverton, Driving Under the Influence.

Hays Goggles, 47, Riverton, Contempt of Court Warrant.

Lawrencetta Addison, 56, Lander, Public Intoxication.

Jimmie Nelms, 61, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant.


The Community Entry Services Recycling Center at the Riverton Bale Station off of West Park reported finding a small baggie of a substance they believed was marijuana. Police took the baggie, had the contents tested and yes, Virginia, it was marijuana. The baggie was found in a bag of cans brought in for recycling. The “recycled” marijuana was destroyed. Captain Eric Murphy indicated the quantity of the drug was small.

Some juveniles who had been parking in the Absaroka Head Start lot on Rose Lane found evidence left behind that indicated the juveniles, presumably students from nearby RHS, had been huffing air from an aerosol can. The empty containers were found where the kids had parked. When the same bunch returned on Thursday, police were notified but the vehicle and its occupants were gone upon an officer’s arrival.

A fight was reported at Riverton High School by the School Resource Officer at 1:45 p.m. Thursday. A report on the incident had not yet been filed.

A personal injury two vehicle crash was reported in the 100 block of South Broadway at 3:44 p.m. involving a white 2010 Ford and a blue 2003 Ford Windstar van. A report had not been completed yet.

Police were called to the Rivercity bar on South Federal for an alleged altercation between a man and a woman. Police arrived to find two very intoxicated individuals, and the man claimed he had been struck by the woman. Other patrons and the bar staff, however, said nothing happened. Police called taxi cabs for the two to deliver them to their respective residences.

A man in the 800 block of North Federal called police from a convenience store to ask for a ride to the Center for Hope alcohol detox center at 10:37 p.m. Apparently tired of waiting, the man went back to a bar and began drinking again.


Lander Police Department


Shylene Arthur, 19, Ethete, cited for Shoplifting. On Wednesday afternoon, police were called to Family Dollar for a report of a woman who was concealing items. She was found to be in possession of nearly $32 in items, Chief Jim Carey said. Arthur was cited and trespassed from the store.

Steven Willow, 39, Ethete, Lander Warrant.


At 11:51 a.m., wreck between a Chevy passenger car and a pickup at Ninth and Main Street was reported. More than $1,000 in damage occurred. There were no injuries.

The source of a suspicious smell on the 100 block of Jefferson Street was unable to be located Wednesday afternoon.

A person on Thursday morning reported a fraudulent phone call. The person did not provide the caller with any personal information.

This wreck occurred on the 300 block of Main Street Friday morning shortly after 8 a.m. Details were not readily available. Joshua Scheer photo.

This wreck occurred on the 300 block of Main Street Friday morning shortly after 8 a.m. Details were not readily available. Joshua Scheer photo.

Be careful on the roads out there, folks; the ice is slick. In the last 24 hours, LPD responded to nine wrecks. Carey said the majority of the wrecks were caused by poor road conditions. No injuries were reported. One was a hit and run at Fourth and Garfield, another involved a deer near McDonalds, and yet another involved a vehicle sliding into a fence. In some cases damage totaled more than $1,000.

A report of possible gunshots on the north side of Lander were determined to be in Fremont County’s jurisdiction.

During a state-mandated alcohol compliance check Thursday evening, 10 of 12 businesses were in compliance. Michelle Young-Fulkerson, 44, of Lander, at the Forge and Michael Lidster, 60, of Lander, at Mr. D’s were both cited for providing alcohol to minors. Both have just been charged and are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.