Release From Jo Co Attorney Outlines Recent Sentences

Release From Jo Co Attorney Outlines Recent Sentences

Johnson County Prosecuting Attorney Ken DeCock's office, in a media release this week, outlined a number of recent sentences and court proceedings.

In May of this year, David L. Gray was sentenced to five to seven years in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Second Degree, which was suspended in favor of one year of incarceration in the Johnson County Justice Center. After his release, he will serve seven years of supervised probation, will be prohibited from contacting the victim or the victim's family members and will not be allowed to be in the presence of those under 18 years of age, excluding his own family members.

In June of this year, Jesse Adam Mathews was sentenced to eight to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Second Degree. He is to have no contact with the victims or their families in any form.

On October 4th, Elvie Ray Thomas was sentenced by Judge William J. Edelman to four to 10 years in prison for Knowingly Taking Immodest, Immoral or Indecent Liberties With A Child.
In 2008 Thomas pled guilty to the crimes of Taking Indecent Liberties With A Child and Sexual Battery. He was sentenced to 150 days in jail on the Sexual Battery charge. His plea of guilty for the charge of Indecent Liberties With A Child was deferred and he was placed on supervised probation, which he violated in 2010 and again in 2012.
Judge Edelman found that Thomas had violated the terms of his probation and adjudicated Thomas guilty of the crime and sentenced him to four to 10 years to be served at the Wyoming State Penitentiary. After his release, Thomas must register as required by the Wyoming Sex Offender Registration Law.

October 12th, Lisa Cross pled guilty to taking contraband into a penal institution. Cross was serving a sentence for Possession of a Controlled Substance after also pleading guilty to DUI and DUS. She admitted smuggling 8,100mg of Zoloft into the Johnson County Justice Center and was sentenced to 97 days for the crime by Judge J. John Sampson.

On October 19th, Richard Cameron Wilkerson, who is charged with Murder in the Second Degree, was bound over to District Court after a preliminary hearing in Circuit Court of the Fourth Judicial District.
Brian Newman died September 22 after he was allegedly struck from behind and kicked in the head by Wilkerson.
The District Court has yet to set a date for Wilkerson's arraignment where he will enter a plea to the charge.

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