Riverton man facing endangering charges in connection to Thursday evening wreck

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A 28-year-old Riverton man has been arrested after he reportedly fled the scene of a wreck last Thursday night on the 200 block of Bee Road. Brandon Smiley is facing four citations in addition to an outstanding Failure to Appear Warrant.

Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee said that deputies were called to the wreck after the vehicle had reportedly lost control, veered through a fence and become stuck in a ditch. “Upon arrival four passengers standing around the vehicle identified Smiley as the driver, they indicated he had fled the area for an unknown reason,” Lee said. “Deputies went to check the vehicle and at that point located an 8-year-old male who was identified as Smiley’s son. The boy was found to have been wearing a seatbelt during the collision and was not harmed. The young man was later reunited with his mother.”

The passengers in the vehicle included the 8-year-old male, two 16-year-old girls, one 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man, all from Fremont County; there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was identified as a 2003 GMC truck.

Lee went on to say that Smiley did not return to the scene nor did he contact law enforcement. Deputies caught up with him hiding in a residence on Firethorn Lane a day later on Friday night. He was arrested at that time.

Smiley has been charged with Child Endangering, Reckless Endangering, Driving While Under Suspension and Duty to Report Property Damage.


  1. Sheila Haukaas

    Not cool

  2. Maxlyn Crow-Skinner

    Yeah he's a doush. Good thing he's back with his mama.

  3. Tessa Hawkins-Chavez

    Brandon u dumb ass u should know better then to do that

  4. Katie Grubb Grove

    A piece of shit more like. And yes it's a very good thing her is back with his mama

  5. Tiffany Truax

    Brandon is one who will never grow up what a pos leaves his son wtf what a retard

  6. Trissy Grover

    What is he doing with a bunch of 16 year olds?

  7. Jessica Casper

    Wow… Just wow. Sometimes there are no words. Katie, I'm so sorry that you had to go through that, but I'm SO glad that your boy wasn't physically hurt! Good thing the cops found him before you did, huh?!

  8. Edward Schlager

    16 year olds serious thats gross

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  10. Kandace Keeyva

    He was dating one of the 16 year old girls named Rebecca. its on his Facebook. that's disgusting

  11. Kandace Keeyva

    He is dating one of the 16 year olds, its on his facebook.

  12. Shelly Humphrey

    This guy has been nothing but trouble in the 9 yrs I've known him. Its just too bad he has to involve his kids in his stupidity, not to mention other peoples kids.

  13. Jackie Hughes

    He almost totaled my car years ago and his grandparents had to bail him out of that mess. He was also with the man who assaulted my son…you'd think he'd grow up…

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