All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Anthony Taylor, 30, of Fremont County, is facing one count of felony possession of methamphetamine and one count interference with a peace officer.
The charges are related to a report on September 1st, 2018 at a Riverton residence. On June 20th, 2019, Taylor waived his preliminary hearing and the case is being transferred to District Court.
According to court documents, Riverton Police Officers responded to a suspicious person report about two vehicles that were bothering residents. One of the cars in question returned to a nearby intersection while RPD was on the scene. The car allegedly “peeled out in reverse” down the road. RPD pursued the vehicle on foot while requesting them to stop. Taylor and a female occupant exited the vehicle. Taylor took off on foot and threw a backpack that he was wearing when exiting the car.
RPD reports grabbing Taylor’s shirt in an attempt to stop him. He allegedly pulled the officer to the ground and began dragging him. RPD tripped Taylor and was able to straddle his torso while a second RPD officer arrived on the scene to assist with handcuffing. A marijuana pipe was discovered on Taylor during the initial pat down.
RPD recovered the discarded backpack. Two unlabeled medicine bottles and a glass pipe were allegedly found in the initial backpack search. One bottle contained a marijuana residue and the other bottle contained an unknown substance. The glass pipe had a white powdery residue that tested “presumptive positive for methamphetamine.”
Taylor was taken to the Fremont County Detention Center (FCDC) for a warrant where a secondary backpack search took place. FCDC found a bag containing a clear crystalline substance. This substance also tested “presumptive positive for methamphetamine.”
Taylor is being charged with:
One count felony possession of methamphetamine has a maximum penalty of imprisonment for not more than 7 years, a fine of not more than $15,000 or both.
One count interference with a peace officer (misdemeanor) has a maximum penalty of imprisonment for not more than 1 year, a fine of not more than $1,000 or both.