Three Arraigned in District Court

Sheridan County Courthouse addition, which houses 4th Judicial District Court
Sheridan County Courthouse addition, which houses 4th Judicial District Court

Julie Cox was scheduled to be arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning on Felony Possession and DUI charges, but her attorney, Public Defender Ryan Healy, made a motion for Cox to have a competency evaluation done through the Wyoming State Hospital.

Cox is to arrange to either meet with a hospital representative in Sheridan County, or to make an appointment to travel to Evanston.

Next to be arraigned Thursday morning was 23-year-old Amber Williams, represented by Sheridan attorney Vincent Schutte. The State, represented by Deputy County Attorney Dianna Bennett, alleges Williams of two Felony Counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

Both allege that between November and December, 2010, Williams delivered Oxycontin and Hydrocodone to a Samantha Niles. Williams plead “not guilty” to both counts, and a tentative trial date has been set for late December, if a plea agreement is not reached.

If convicted, Williams faces a possibility of up to twenty years in prison, a fine of up to $25,000 or a combination of both.

And 18-year-old Dylan Todd, who just graduated from Sheridan High School this past May, was arraigned on one Felony Count of 2nd Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

The State, also represented by Bennett, alleges that on December 12, 2010, Todd, who was then 17, unlawfully inflicted sexual intrusion upon a minor girl who was 13 at the time. Todd, who is represented by Sheridan attorney Stu Healy, plead “not guilty” to the charge, and a 3-day trial has been scheduled to begin December 20th.

If convicted, Todd faces a possibility of twenty years in prison, a fine of $10,000 or a combination of both.

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