All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
(Riverton, WY) – 23-year-old Raimee Renae Dempster, of Riverton, is facing 1 felony charge (possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent), and 3 misdemeanor charges, (driving under the influence of alcohol with children in vehicle, reckless endangering, and battery) for an alleged altercation taking place in September.
Dempster chose to waive her preliminary hearing, and the case will now move on to District Court. An arraignment has been scheduled for 4/9/21.
On September 30, 2020, around 8:00 pm, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a Riverton residence for reports of a “woman with a gun, pointing it at people”. Upon arrival, Dempster was reportedly found “visibly intoxicated with bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred speech, and strong odor of alcohol.”
Law enforcement then learned she was allegedly allowed into the home by someone who believed she “was a friend.” Dempster began “shouting and hitting the resident’s bedroom door,” and once inside, “hit the victim and punched her male friend in the face.” Both sustained injuries.
It is alleged that Dempster reached for a firearm from her waistband and “waived it around the bedroom,” at which point the resident’s male friend was able to disarm her until police arrived.
Court documents also show that RPD located an infant in the still-running truck, which Dempster had admitted to driving to the residence. She failed a field sobriety test with a BAC of .112%.
She was placed under arrest for DWUI, reckless endangering, and simple battery, and was then transferred to Riverton Police Department without incident.
If found guilty of the felony charge, Dempster faces up to 5 years imprisonment, a fine of no more than $1000, or both. She also faces up to a year of imprisonment for two of the misdemeanors, and up to 6 months and $750 in fines for the battery misdemeanor charge.
County 10 will share updates as this case progresses.