Fremont County man arrested on four different counts including blackmail

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All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Kyle White, 30, of Fremont County, is facing one count of blackmail, one count of intimidating witnesses, one count of interfering with emergency calls and one count of criminal entry.

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On May 11, 2019, the Lander Police Department was dispatched to a Lander residence for a possible fight involving a gun.

While en route, LPD was informed the male involved was leaving the residence northbound in a white car. Upon arrival, LPD was greeted by a male who was with his girlfriend at the residence. Court documents state that LPD observed, “They both appeared very upset and scared.”

The resident told LPD that he had recently dated White’s sister and that he believed White was “furious” that he and his former girlfriend were now back together.

According to court documents, the resident and his girlfriend were sitting on the couch when White knocked on the back door. The resident then opened the sliding glass door and White entered the residence. Two other males were reported to have been with White but remained outside. White allegedly yelled, “You got a problem with my sister? I’m f***ing strapped! Maybe I should put a bullet in you two!” White then showed them he had a black semi-auto style pistol on his person. The resident and his girlfriend reported that White pointed the gun at them and yelled not to call the cops.

The resident and his girlfriend reported that at this time, they ran outside to a neighbor’s house, while White and the two other males got into a white car and left.

LPD received a separate report, from a different residence that a white car had driven by and thrown a handgun into the front lawn. Court documents state that, upon arrival at the other residence, the LPD officer observed a black semi-automatic pistol laying in the front yard of the house. Further investigation proved it to be a pellet gun.

White is being charged with:

  • One count blackmail (felony) has a maximum penalty of imprisonment for not more than 10 years.
  • One count intimidating witnesses (felony) has a maximum penalty of imprisonment for no more than 10 years, a fine of not more than $5,000 or both.
  • One count interference with emergency calls (misdemeanor) has a maximum penalty of imprisonment for not more than 6 months, a fine of not more than $750 or both.
  • One count criminal entry (misdemeanor) has a maximum penalty of imprisonment for no more than 6 months, a fine not more than $750 or both.

On June 11th, 2019 White’s case had a preliminary hearing and it is now being transferred to District Court.

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