Man allegedly on drugs being chased by ‘ghosts’ gets arrested for child endangerment

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A 23-year-old Riverton was arrested yesterday evening after reporting to Fremont County Sheriff’s deputies that ghosts were attempting to kill him and his 3-year-old daughter.

Jude Jenkins called deputies at about 7:45 p.m. yesterday evening while in Shoshoni, and requesting that the Sheriff’s Office “provide protection for both he and his 3-year-old daughter as people were trying to kill them,” Undersheriff Ryan Lee said. Ultimately, responding deputies located Jenkins operating a vehicle on Highway 789; he was subsequently stopped and questioned.

“Deputies found that Jenkins appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance,” Lee said. “During questioning Jenkins stated that he could not properly care for his child, and people were chasing him and attempting to kill him. Jenkins admitted to the use of a controlled substance and indicated he had stolen the vehicle he was currently operating in order to flee from people chasing him, which he identified as ghosts.”

Deputies then arrested Jenkins for Child Endangerment because it is alleged he “permitted or contributed to the endangering of the child’s life or health by violating a duty of care, protection, or support.” He was also charged with failing to properly restrain the child in a car seat.

The girl was taken into protective custody, and the vehicle owner declined to pursue criminal charges. Lee has not released information on what controlled substance Jenkins was believed to have been under the influence of. A booking photo was not readily available.


  1. Carlos Lehi

    Got damn

  2. Brian Noon

    Wow! That is some Super Meth!!! Get it off the street!!

  3. Stacey Lyn Meeks- Pantle

    Wow! They need to get drug off the streets.or he is watching too much ghost whisperer

  4. Linda Klepper-Archer

    Monster Meth at it again….what's it going to take?

  5. If you want to view his photo here is his facebook profile, looks like a winner to me.!/jude.jenkins1?fref=ts

  6. Liz Shield

    You just can't make this stuff up!

  7. Darlah Seminole

    Shut up and find something els to do then critize people in county10.

  8. Amy Barton

    I hereby present Jude Jenkins with a Father of the Year Award…….. Will never be said by anyone….

  9. Andy Collins

    is he related to Bill Jenkins?

  10. Stephanie DeShaw Manalon

    Jude was a good kid from very kind people. My sons rode his horses. It is sad he is in this situation. I am glad he called the police. A lot of people wouldn't have made that choice. God be with him and his family.

  11. Candice Ojeda

    Drug use is universal and affects more people than we think.

  12. Ron Howard

    Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. I'm sure everyone has heard that but few in this town live by it.

  13. Lisa Reichert

    Andy Collins –no not same family as Bill Jenkins

  14. Desea Dahn

    Haven't you ever heard of "forgive and forget" people! I'll forgive my brother for what he had done. there are people who do FAR worse then this!

  15. Ana Ybarra

    Omg some ppl are just so jugdemetal!!!!

  16. Ana Ybarra

    I mean judgementalabout it like

  17. Ana Ybarra

    Judgmental that what I mean!

  18. Susan Du Becker

    Interesting story. The positive side is that he at least called the authorities who could then take care of the situation, this stopped him from maiming/killing himself, his child and any others.
    Negative is that the idiot CHOSE to take drugs of some sort around a child so, my sympathy button went right out the window. That's not a sin that's pure and utter selfishness and disregard for others.

  19. Ron Howard

    I am referring to judgmental people who just like to condemn first for their own enjoyment. This community is filled with "better than thou" citizens.

  20. Ron Howard

    That goes for on AND off the reservation.

  21. Liz Pursel

    Before it was someone who said they saw the devil, now it's ghost???!!!

  22. Ron Howard

    There are a lot of people in this town who love looking down their noses at others for their own amusement.

  23. Amanda Boyle

    funny thing is we just sold that truck gary bought from joey to him lol

  24. Amy Barton

    Apparently it's a ghost magnet!!

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