Further Felony Arrests Have Occurred in Laramie
Three more felony arrests occurred in Laramie this week.
On November 18 at 6:50 pm, Laramie Police Officers were dispatched to an EMS call in the 700 block of N. 4th for injuries possibly resulting from a domestic dispute.
Further investigation revealed a domestic dispute, which led to the arrest of 43-year-old Kirk E. Buckman for Strangulation of a Household Member, and an additional misdemeanor.
According to Wyoming Statute 6-2-509, a person is guilty of strangulation of a household member if he intentionally and knowingly or recklessly causes or attempts to cause bodily injury to a household member by impeding the normal breathing or circulation of blood by applying pressure on the throat or neck of the household member; or blocking the nose and mouth of the household member. This is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten years.
The next arrest occurred on November 17 at around 8 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft in the 4300 block of Grand Ave.
The investigation led to the arrest of 37-year-old Jennifer Hamilton for Felony Theft and an additional misdemeanor. The investigation also revealed thefts occurring over multiple days in November, totaling over $1000.00. Hamilton was further charged with felony Unlawful Use of Credit reference a separate investigation.
Wyoming Statute 6-3-402(a)(c)(i) states a person is guilty of theft if he knowingly takes, obtains, procures, retains, or exercises control over or makes an unauthorized transfer of an interest in the property of another person without authorization or by threat or by deception, or he receives, loans money by pawn or pledge on or disposes of the property of another person that he knew or reasonably should have known was stolen, and he knowingly uses, receives, conceals, abandons or disposes of the property in such manner as to deprive the other person of its use or benefit. Further, Wyoming Statute 6-3-802(a)(b)(iii) states a person is guilty of unlawful use of a credit card if, with the intent to obtain property or services by fraud, he uses a credit card, or the number or description of a credit card, issued to another person without the consent of that person.
Felony Theft is punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten years, a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars, or both. Unlawful use of a credit card is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten years, a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars, or both if the value of the property or services purchased or obtained in violation of this section within any sixty-day period in the state of Wyoming totals one thousand dollars or more in the aggregate.
The final arrest happened at 9 am November 19, when officers arrested 22-year-old John M. Sheldon in the 1600 block of Snowy Range Road for Aggravated Burglary, as well as additional misdemeanors. The arrest stemmed from a report of an Aggravated Burglary in the 4400 block of Grays Gable Road the previous day.
Wyoming Statute 6-3-301(c)(i) states Aggravated burglary is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not less than five years nor more than twenty-five years, a fine of not more than fifty thousand dollars, or both, if, in the course of committing the crime of burglary, the person is or becomes armed with or uses a deadly weapon or a simulated deadly weapon. All of these charges are merely accusations and the subject is considered innocent unless and until convicted in a court of law.
All of these are merely accusations, and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.