Trevor Dunham reached a tentative plea agreement with the State of Wyoming on Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court during his arraignment and pre-trial conferencing.
The plea essentially says that in exchange for the 21-year-old Sheridan resident's guilty plea to several counts including possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy with intent to deliver, the state will dismiss one count of aggravated assault and battery. Counts stem from arraignments on May 20 and from Tuesday.
Tuesday's arraignment was for two counts Dunham was charged with after he was already in jail. They allege that Dunham sold heroin to a confidential DCI informant on April 18, and then on April 21 arranged to travel to Denver to obtain $1,400 worth of drugs to sell to the informant again. These allegations were entered into the plea agreement that included the counts from May 20.
The May 20 arraignment included one count of possession with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, heroin, and one count of possession with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, cocaine. Both counts are felonies. Also he was charged with one misdemeanor; possession with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, marijuana.
Dunham accepted all counts and entered into the guilty plea to Judge John Fenn on Tuesday. Details of the alleged events that led to his arrest included Dunham traveling to Denver multiple times to purchase drugs, and on April 25, an arrest that resulted in police finding 45 grams of heroin, and 15 grams of cocaine after Dunham and his girlfriend Aline McWilliams were pulled over on I-90.
Fenn reminded Dunham that this plea agreement with the state does not bind the court, so the court may bring back the assault and battery charge at another time if it chooses to do so.
Ryan Healy, Dunham's attorney, said that his client had gone over and accepted the terms of the agreement that he and prosecuting attorney for the state Darci Arsene had drawn up, but had not had a chance to sign it yet. Following Dunham's guilty plea to the court, he signed the agreement after the pre-trial conferencing had ended.
Fenn revoked Dunham's bond and remanded him back to Sheridan County Jail, setting a sentencing date for Oct. 25.