Burglary Suspects Make Initial Appearance in Circuit Court

Two individuals made their initial appearnce on several burglary charges Thursday in Sheridan County Circuit Court.
Two individuals made their initial appearnce on several burglary charges Thursday in Sheridan County Circuit Court.

The two individuals that were allegedly responsible for a string of cabin burglaries in the Big Horn Mountains near Burgess Junction made their initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court Thursday. 19-year-old Shaun Gilkey, and 32-year-old Dustin Yearout are both charged with two counts of felony Burglary, and one count of felony Aggravated Burglary. Gilkey also faces a misdemeanor charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine.

The charges stem from several incidents in late September, when Gilkey and Yearout allegedly broke into three different cabins and stole property from each residence. The Aggravated Burglary charge is because the two perpetrators stole a pistol from one of the cabins.

Circuit Court Judge John Sampson continued the $10,000 cash-only bond on Gilkey. The bond for Yearout was continued as well, although it was a bit higher due to his extensive criminal history. Yearout's bond is set at $25,000 cash. Both Gilkey and Yearout were employed at Bear Lodge Resort at the time of the alleged crimes.

Felony Burglary is punishable by imprisonment of up to ten years, and a fine of $10,000, or any combination of both. Aggravated Burglary is a felony punishable by at least 5 years, and no more than 25 years, and a fine of not more than $50,000.

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