(Lander, Wyo.) – A 29-year-old Fremont County man who was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill his parents, has waived his preliminary hearing and has been bound over to Ninth District Court on two counts of Aggravated Assault and Battery. Garrett Neal Powell is accused of arriving at his parent’s home on August 5th and threatening to kill them with a hammer, according to an affidavit filed in the case by Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Foutz.
According to the affidavit, Powell is accused of taking his parent’s cell phones, putting them in his truck, and then reentering their home where he said he was going to kill them. Powell’s father then placed him in a bear hug, according to the court document, at which time he was struck in the head with the hammer. The younger man then fled the residence and he was later located and arrested on Highway 131.
In waiving his preliminary hearing, Powell was placed under a $50,000 cash bond by Circuit Court Judge Robert Denhart in Lander and is incarcerated in the Fremont County Detention Center.
Each count of Aggravated Assault and Battery is a felony, punishable by imprisonmentfor not more than 10 years.
The defendant is considered not guilty until convicted in a court of law.