A Number of Cases Were Heard in District Court Tuesday

Numerious cases were heard in 4th Judicial District Court in Sheridan Tuesday.
Numerious cases were heard in 4th Judicial District Court in Sheridan Tuesday.

A probation revocation hearing was held Tuesday morning in 4th Judicial District Court in Sheridan for 26-year-old Amanda Craig of Sheridan. June 22nd 2010, Craig plead guilty to the charge of Forgery, and was sentenced to 2 to 5 years, which was suspended, and she was placed on 4 years of supervised probation. The State had filed a petition to revoke her probation when she was unsuccessfully discharged from the substance abuse program at the VOA Gathering Place. In a probation revocation hearing, the defendant can either admit or deny the allegation, which Craig entered a plea of “deny”. 4th Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn said that an adjudication hearing will be set on the matter at a later date.

As part of a plea agreement with the State, 20-year-old Leon Harlson plead guilty to an amended charge of Larceny. November 20th, 2010, Harlson stole 14 bottles of alcohol from the bar at the Best Western Sheridan Center while it was closed. Judge Fenn sentenced Harlson to 180 days, with 120 suspended, which will be served at a halfway house in Gillette.

28-year-old John Velasquez was arraigned on the charge of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine. Valesquez plead “Not Guilty” to the charge and notified his Public Defender Robert Jones that he intended to hire his own attorney prior to trial. Judge Fenn set a trial date of June 1st.

40-year-old Jon Dale was arraigned on the charge of Felony Wrongful Taking of Property. August 14th, 2010, Dale allegedly stole a Kenworth tractor trailer that was hauling a John Deer combine. Dale plead “Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Deficiency”. Judge Fenn ordered that a mental competency evaluation be performed by the Wyoming State Hospital. This will be the second such evaluation, as in October of last year, Dale was found competent to proceed after his first evaluation. Judge Fenn set a trial date of July 6th, and 7th.

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