One of the victims of a severe beating during Sheridan WYO Rodeo weekend was arrested at the Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday. 24-year-old Neil Switzer was arrested on a failure to appear warrant.
The missed court appearance was for a probation revocation hearing scheduled last spring. Switzer was on probation after being found guilty of domestic battery in 2008.
On the morning of the recent attack, court documents allege that Switzer had left the area where the attack took place but armed himself with a metal pipe and returned. Several witnesses allege that Switzer yelled for someone to come out of a residence on Gould Street and confront him.
25-year-old Leo Pinnick and 18-year-old Walker Takes Horse are both charged with aggravated assault and battery for the attack on Switzer. Takes Horse will enter his plea in 4th Judicial District Court on September 4th, while Pinnick has a preliminary hearing scheduled for next Thursday, August 20th. Both men face a possible 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.