Three Felony Arrests Last Week in Laramie
Within the span of a week, there have been three felony arrests in the City of Laramie.
The first occurred on November 6 at 2:47 pm. At this time, Laramie Police Officers were dispatched to a report of an aggravated assault in the 2300 block of Soldier Springs Road.
As a result of the investigation, 53-year-old Roy Robinson was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.
According to Wyoming Statute 6-2-202(a)(iii), a person is guilty of aggravated assault if he threatens to use a drawn deadly weapon on another unless reasonably necessary in defense of his person, property, or abode or to prevent serious bodily injury to another. Further, Wyoming Statute 35-7-1031(c)(iii) states it is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess a controlled substance classified in Schedule I, II, or III in an amount greater than no more than three ounces in plant form.
Aggravated Assault is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten years, and Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance is punishable by imprisonment for not more than five years, a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars, or both.
The second felony happened on November 7th, when Officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Franklin Street for a report of a domestic disturbance.
After an investigation, 38-year-old Dexter J. Goetz was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance
The final felony arrest occurred after Officers were dispatched to a report of an aggravated assault in the 1300 block of North 3rd Street on November 8 at around 7 pm.
As a result of the investigation, 46-year-old William Coco was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, two counts of Burglary, Aggravated Burglary, and Interference with a Peace Officer, as well as numerous misdemeanors.
Wyoming Statute 6-3-301(a) states a person is guilty of burglary if, without authority, he enters or remains in a building, occupied structure or vehicle, or separately secured or occupied portion thereof, with intent to commit theft or a felony therein. Burglary is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten years, a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars, or both.
According to Wyoming Statute 6-3-301(c)(i), 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.
Finally, Wyoming Statute 6-5-204(b) states a person who intentionally and knowingly causes or attempts to cause bodily injury to a peace officer engaged in the lawful performance of his official duties is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten years.
All of these charges are merely accusations and the subject is considered innocent unless and until convicted in a court of law.