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Sheriff’s report – May 17

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 168 calls from May 9 to May 15, including two assaults, a theft, a grass fire, a suicidal person, eight suspicious incidents, 10 traffic complaints, a domestic dispute, 17 citizen assists, 20 urinalyses and 31 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Sheriff’s report – May 10

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 176 calls and incidents from May 2 to May 9, including a suicidal person, at least five crashes, two domestic disputes, 11 wildlife calls, three REDDI reports, four welfare checks, a theft, five suspicious incidents, 19 urinalyses and 28 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Texas man's sex-abuse trial date set

The Texas man who is charged with two felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor in 2014 – when he was 30 and the minor was 8 – pleaded not guilty in 9th District Court on April 28.

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Sheriff’s report – May 3

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office responded to 169 incidents and calls between April 25 and May 2, including five traffic accidents, one fire, three suspicious persons and circumstances, one theft, four traffic complaints, six animal problems, three livestock problems, 21 urine analyses and 36 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Sheriff’s report – April 26

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 174 calls and incidents from April 18 to April 24, including at least six crashes, a death, a bad burn, two thefts, one mental evaluation, seven welfare checks, two juvenile problems, six animal problems, three livestock problems, five suspicious incidents, a tobacco problem, 25 urinalyses and 27 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Texan charged in Sublette with 2014 sexual abuse of minor

A Texas man is charged with two felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor on July 3, 2014, when the minor younger than 13 and he was at least four years older.

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Sheriff’s report – April 19

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 182 incidents from April 11 through April 17, including at least eight vehicle crashes, a vehicle fire, three suicidal people, two disturbances, three family fights, a sex offense, a protection order violation, a theft, vandalism, 33 urinalyses and 41 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Judge rules for owners with sellers' remorse

In a civil suit contesting who should be awarded ownership of a once-listed rural home with acreage and a breached contract – the couple who backed out of selling or the couple whose bid they accepted – the judge ruled on April 6 the current owners would keep the property.

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Sheriff’s report – Aug. 31

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported no arrests and 208 calls from Aug. 23 through Aug. 29, including a possible death, two search-and-rescues, eight suspicious incidents, a suicidal person, 21 citizen assists, one livestock check, three accidents, six animal problems, four livestock problems, seven 911hang-up calls, 30 urinalyses and 38 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Sheriff’s report – Aug. 24

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 212 calls from Aug. 16 through Aug. 22, including a death, at least seven accidents, two fires, five medical emergencies, eight suspicious incidents, five medical emergencies, one blood draw, 13 citizen assists, seven motorist assists, four REDDI calls, six search-and-rescue calls, 32 urinalyses and 21 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Jewkes sentenced to 15-20 years in prison

Jewkes initially pleaded not guilty to the aggravated vehicular homicide while intoxicated, of Shane Deal, of Pinedale, on the advice of defense attorney John LaBuda, he told the court. After reviewing police reports, she changed her plea to guilty.

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Sheriff’s report – Aug. 13

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 208 calls from Aug. 9 through Aug. 15, including six calls to Tip Top Search and Rescue, nine accidents, one death, a cell phone search, seven suspicious incidents, a sex offense, two smoke reports, 15 citizen assists, a theft, vandalism, a fire, six motorist assists, 32 urinalyses and 32 vehicle identification numbers inspections.

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Jewkes’ sentencing set for Aug. 19

Jade S. Jewkes, of Jackson, will be sentenced Thursday in 9th District Court after pleading guilty to all charges resulting from a fatal collision on New Year’s Day.

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Sheriff’s report – August 10

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 209 calls from Aug. 2 through Aug. 8, including at least five accidents, five fire calls, two smoke reports, 10 suspicious incidents, six medical emergencies, two thefts, five livestock problems, 14 citizen assists, one abnormal behavior, 28 urinalyses and 37 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Sheriff’s report – Aug. 3

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 226 calls from July 26 through Aug. 1, including a death, seven accidents, four domestic disputes, six suspicious incidents, two vandalisms, two grass fires, two fights, 10 livestock problems, 10 motorist assists, one threatening, 26 urinalyses, 36 vehicle identification number inspections and four checks on people’s welfare.

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Man SCSO arrested held on $1M bond

The man Sublette County sheriff’s deputies apprehended and transported back to Sweetwater County without incident is now being held on a $1-million cash-only bond.

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Co-defendants plead down to 50 charges

Three co-defendants from Florida, arrested Feb. 9 after one was stopped for speeding, faced the prospect of a single trial for all three for numerous charges after investigators found stolen licenses, credit cards, phones, checkbooks and a filled-out check in the cars.

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Sheriff’s report – July 27

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 244 calls from July 19 to July 25, including one death, eight suspicious incidents, four search and rescue calls, 16 “911” hang-ups, three disturbances and a family fight, four fire calls, 11 livestock problems, four welfare checks, 26 urinalyses and 40 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Sheriff’s report – July 20

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 236 calls and incidents from July 12 through July 18, including two assaults, nine suspicious incidents, three thefts, two fire calls, trespassing, vandalism, four welfare checks, 37 vehicle identification number inspections, 27 urinalyses and 24 citizen assists.

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Sheriff’s report – July 13

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 437 calls from June 29 to July 11, including two missing persons, three domestic disputes, four fire calls, two vandalisms, four suicidal people, 18 suspicious incidents, 43 urinalyses, 50 vehicle identification number inspections and six checks on people’s welfare. The sheriff’s office was closed Monday, July 5, for the holiday.

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Sheriff’s report – July 6

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 100 calls from June 29 to July 1, including a controlled substance problem, two fire call, vandalism, two suicidal people, four suspicious incidents, six urinalyses, 16 vehicle identification number inspections and three checks on people’s welfare. The sheriff’s office was closed Monday, July 5, for the holiday.

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Sheriff’s report – June 25

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 220 calls from June 21 to June 27 including a sex offense, three search-and-rescues, two deaths, eight accidents, eight medical emergencies, a missing person, 18 urinalyses and 35 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Sheriff’s report – June 15

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 211 incidents from June 7 to June 13, including one death, seven accidents, 20 livestock problems, three domestic disputes, two vandalism, a fire, four suspicious incidents, a vicious animal, 17 citizen assists, three welfare checks, 19 urinalyses and 45 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Two cocaine deals nabs Casper man

On April 14, the confidential informant, carrying $4,800 in recorded “buy” funds, met with Van Wagoner in the county and received 2 ounces of what tested positive as cocaine, the affidavit says.

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Green River man allegedly had sex with minor in Sublette

A Green River man, now 22, is charged with having sex with a minor girl one year ago in Sublette County.

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Sheriff’s report – June 6

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 259 calls from May 28 to June 6 including four deaths, nine accidents, a suicidal person, six juvenile problems, a burglary, 32 livestock problems, 14 citizen assists, two suspicious incidents, five welfare checks, 19 urinalyses and 40 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Idaho man sentenced on fentanyl charge

An Idaho man charged with bringing fentanyl pills disguised as Oxycodone into Sublette County was sentenced Thursday, May 27, in 9th District Court.

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Fourth man sentenced for hunting-camp confrontation

One man – Phillip J. Peterson – has yet to be sentenced after changing his plea on May 27.

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Man apologizes for ‘stupidity’ in sex abuse case

Donald K. Woodward, 75, pleaded guilty in February to taking immoral and immodest liberties with a girl younger than 17.

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Sheriff’s report – May 25

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 179 calls from May 17 to May 23, including one death, at least eight accidents, one sex offense, one suicidal person, nine 911 hang-ups, a missing person, three thefts, one bomb search, 17 livestock problems, a fire, three REDDI reports, 19 urinalyses and 37 vehicle identification umber inspections.

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Some charges dropped in armed confrontation

Four men charged with a variety of misdemeanors after an Oct. 18, 2020, hunting camp confrontation turned ugly are seeing their cases wind down with plea agreements and dismissed charges.

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Rammell trial this week

The planned one-day trial of Rex F. Rammell, of Rock Springs, is rescheduled for Wednesday, May 26.

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Sheriff’s report – May 18

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 168 incidents from May 10 to May 16, including at least six accidents, a fire, three thefts, 15 citizen assists, six livestock problems, four welfare checks, 18 urinalyses and 43 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Keiser retires from SCSO

Sublette County Sheriff’s Office Communications Officer Patty Keiser is now retired.

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Change of pleas in fentanyl case

An Idaho Falls man charged with bringing fentanyl pills disguised as Oxycodone into Sublette County on Jan. 28 will change his not guilty pleas after reached a plea agreement.

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Circuit court – May 11

New charges filed and fines, punishments issued.

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Sheriff’s report – May 11

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 147 calls from May 3 to May 9 including at least nine accidents, four disturbances, an explosion, three people threatened, a grass fire, five welfare checks, 15 urinalyses and 25 VIN inspections.

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Judge denies request for separate trials in alleged ID thefts

Three defense attorneys made strong arguments against their three defendants having three separate trials joined into one as requested by Sublette County Attorney Mike Crosson, at an April 22 motion hearing in 9th District Court.

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Big Piney woman's drug case moves to District Court

Prather, of Big Piney, was charged for having more than 3 grams of meth on Aug, 28, 2020, after a woman she knew was arrested for alleged domestic battery and probation violation, according to court records.

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Sheriff’s report – May 4

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 167 calls and incidents from April 26 to May 2, including nine 911 hang-ups, a bond violation, a theft, five fires, three medical emergencies, two animal and two juvenile problems, seven suspicious circumstances, 18 urinalyses and 40 VIN inspections.

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Sheriff's Report – April 27

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 157 calls and incidents from April 19 through April 25, including at least eight accidents, two vandalisms, four animal problems, a possible heart attack, two fires, three medical emergencies, a theft, four welfare checks, 21 urinalyses and 41 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Handy asks for transcript of evidence against him

A Pinedale man preparing for his July 19 jury trial again asks a judge to order the prosecution to provide “digital discovery” transcripts of its audio-visual evidence against him.

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Dates set in alleged gun theft cases

Of the two men charged with stealing four rifles from a Pinedale landlady’s garage and hiding them in her house, one is going to trial and the other just signed a plea agreement.

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Sheriff's Report – April 13

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 152 calls from April 5 to April 11, including one death, three domestic disputes, a theft, 12 citizen assists, five fire reports, seven suspicious circumstances, a utility problem, 22 urinalyses and 28 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Rex Rammell argues 'property' in ongoing civil case

Although scheduling slowdowns are keeping Rex F. Rammell’s civil suit for a declaratory judgment against Wyoming’s brand inspection law at a standstill, he filed a new argument to support his claim on March 29.

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Simpson receives sentence of up to five years

A man maintaining his innocence was sentenced to three to five years in prison after taking a plea agreement to avoid a jury trial in 9th District Court.

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Woodward changes his plea to guilty

A Marbleton man, charged with taking immoral and immodest liberties with a girl younger than 17, changed his plea to guilty, based on a plea agreement.

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Dozens of stolen IDs found in traffic stop

Three people arrested for possessing forged writings with intent to defraud and using a false identity after the driver was stopped for speeding each pleaded not guilty on March 18 to assorted felonies and misdemeanors.

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Jewkes' arraignment set for this week

Jackson driver is charged with two felony aggravated homicide charges.

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Culwell pleads not guilt to marijuana sale

She is accused of the felony delivery of a controlled substance to a confidential informant and of misdemeanor marijuana possession.

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Rifle theft trial dates set

Two out-of-town men charged with stealing rifles from a Pinedale residence last December have jury trials set after each pleaded not guilty in 9th District Court to multiple felonies.

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Woodward reaches plea agreement

A Marbleton man, charged with taking immoral and immodest liberties with a girl younger than 17, will not face a jury on May 10.

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Man charged with disguised fentanyl pills

An Idaho Falls man was charged with bringing fentanyl pills disguised as Oxycodone tablets into Sublette County after people reported seeing him pull over several times traveling north of Rock Springs on Jan. 28.

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Man pleads guilty to reduced sex charge

A man charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and incest agreed to change his plea Thursday, Feb. 11, after a third lesser charge was filed and the first two dismissed.

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Handy's jury trial set back

In July 2020, John Handy was charged with felony delivery of a controlled substance, THC or marijuana, felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and felony conspiracy to commit a controlled substance offense.

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Jewkes' preliminary is continued to March

Jewkes is charged with two counts of aggravated homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol after being involved in a fatal collision in Hoback Canyon on Jan. 1.

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Attorney wants to question alleged victim

Marbleton man charged with third-degree sexual abuse of a minor.

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Big Piney man waives right to speedy trial

Copeland was charged with theft of trailer and unlawful use of registration.

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SCSO recognizes 'years of service' milestones

Deputies honored for anniversaries.

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SCSO seeking info on Marbleton burglaries

Investigation stretches back to December.

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Sheriff's report - April 3-9

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) reported 131 calls and incidents from April 3 through April 9.

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