Local requests trial after domestic dispute

SUBLETTE COUNTY – A Pinedale man pleaded not guilty on Nov. 4 to four charges related to a domestic dispute.

Garrit A. Hardeman was arraigned in Sublette County Circuit Court for alleged misdemeanors of false imprisonment, unlawful contact, property destruction under $1,000 and hindering a 911 call, court records show.

On Nov. 2, Deputy Zach Semmonds responded to a call about a verbal argument; a woman asked if he could help her get her things from the house where Hardeman lives, according to the deputy’s affidavit.

The deputy learned that Hardeman allegedly broke the woman’s phone when she tried to call 911, kept her locked with him in another room and physically restrained her from leaving, it says. The woman said she tried to leave and yelled for help when Hardeman would not let go of her belt; he then allegedly locked her inside the bathroom and wouldn’t let her out until she promised not to call the police, it says.

At his Nov. 4 arraignment in Circuit Court, Hardeman requested a jury trial that is set for March 29, 2022. He was released on a $1,500 cash or surety bond.