The Fremont County Sheriff’s office released the following message Thursday morning:
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The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate an incident which occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday April 17, 2019 south of Lander, Fremont County, Wyoming.
At around 1:00 AM on April 17th, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a female, reporting that her son had struck her husband with a hammer. On arrival Deputies learned that 29-year-old Garrett Powell had allegedly attacked his father with a hammer while he slept. Garrett Powell allegedly struck his father several times in the head with the hammer while his father lay in bed, causing serious injuries. Garrett Powell was arrested and remains in the custody of the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and is facing a charge of 1st degree Attempted Murder. At the time of the incident Garrett Powell was residing at the same address where the incident occurred.
The incident remains under investigation and no more details will be released at this time.