Man to appear in court for Rodeo Week drug possession

SHERIDAN — David Roundstone faces charges of drug possession and possession of a firearm and will appear for arraignment in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday.

Count one, possession of methamphetamine, is a felony carrying potential punishments of up to seven years incarceration and $15,000 in fines.

Count two, possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a felony, is a felony carrying potential punishments of up to three years of incarceration and $5,000 in fines.

Count three, possession of a controlled substance, is a misdemeanor carrying potential punishments of up to one year incarceration and $1,000 in fines.

Court documents said law enforcement officers pulled over a vehicle traveling 24 mph in a posted 20 mph construction zone with a severely cracked windshield July 13.

When the officers pulled the car over, they observed Alyssa Demontiney driving with an open alcoholic beverage sitting at the front passenger’s feet; Roundstone and Leroy Brady were passengers in the vehicle.  The three said they were in town for the Sheridan WYO Rodeo.

All three were asked to exit the vehicle after officers learned there was a firearm inside. Roundstone told officers there was also methamphetamine in the vehicle.

Drug paraphernalia, 18 grams of methamphetamine, two marijuana cigarettes and a handgun were found in the vehicle. Less than one gram of suspected methamphetamine was discovered in Roundstone’s waistband.

Because of a first-degree robbery conviction on Sept. 11, 2001, in Washington state, Roundstone is not allowed to possess a handgun, which Brady said he and Roundstone used for protection.

 

Woman pleads not guilty to drug-related charges

SHERIDAN — Stormy Redman pleaded not guilty to three drug-related charges in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday.

Count one, delivering methamphetamine, is a felony carrying potential punishments of up to 20 years incarceration and $25,000 in fines. Count two, conspiring to deliver methamphetamine, is a felony carrying the same potential punishments.

Count three, possession of less than three grams of methamphetamine, is a misdemeanor carrying potential punishments of one year incarceration and up to $1,000 in fines.

On Aug. 5, law enforcement officers and investigators from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation arrested Stormy Redman and Brandon Hanni on suspicion of distributing methamphetamine.

The arrests were the result of an investigation by the DCI with assistance from the Sheridan Police Department, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and Wyoming Highway Patrol into a group of individuals suspected to be involved in distributing methamphetamine in the Sheridan area.

Court documents said Redman attempted to substitute a urine sample when she was called to the Sheridan County Justice/Drug Court Office for a random urine analysis per court order.

Redman’s bond was reset at $12,000 with the condition that a substance-use monitoring patch program be in place before she is released from jail.

The patch would be checked four times per week and would indicate whether or not she had used substances, including methamphetamine.

Redman’s lawyer said she has accepted responsibility for her actions and is supposed to start level one outpatient treatment at the Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center.

Deputy County and Prosecuting Attorney Christina White said in court that Redman has connections to the community and has obtained a job, but has a problem staying clean — which could be more closely monitored under the patch program.

A pretrial conference is scheduled for Dec. 19 and a jury trial is scheduled for Jan. 27, 2020.

 

Man pleads not guilty to felony charge

SHERIDAN — James Schmidt pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence causing serious bodily injury in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday.

Schmidt was charged Aug. 19 with the felony carrying potential punishments of up to 10 years incarceration and $2,000-$5,000 in fines.

Court documents said Schmidt, the driver who was allegedly drunk and hit a pedestrian and another vehicle May 29, showed signs of impairment during field sobriety testing after officers responded to a traffic accident. A breath test showed his blood-alcohol level was 0.17%.

The injured pedestrian was taken to Sheridan Memorial Hospital and then flown to an intensive care unit in Billings, Montana, for a shattered pelvis and internal bleeding.

A pretrial conference is scheduled for Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. and jury trial is scheduled for Jan. 6, 2020.

 

Man to appear for theft charge

SHERIDAN — Kevin Esham will appear in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday for a pretrial conference regarding one charge of theft more than $1,000.

Esham was arrested May 9 and charged May 21 for allegedly stealing three vehicles from car dealerships in Roswell, New Mexico, and Sheridan Motors with Joshua Kaplan.

Esham pleaded not guilty to the felony charge June 26 and sent a letter to the state indicating he was being wrongly accused, court documents said.

Court documents said a Sheridan Police Department officer responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle on May 7.

License plates the officer observed inside the vehicle were taken from S&K Auto Repair in Sheridan. Employees at S&K reported seeing Esham that day.

Another SPD officer discovered the car Esham had been seen driving, a 2016 white Ford CMAX, was stolen from a car dealer in Roswell, New Mexico, in April.

An SPD detective discovered through video footage that Esham and Kaplan had two additional vehicles that were stolen from Sheridan Motors in their possession on May 7. Video surveillance showed Esham and Kaplan getting out of the white Ford CMAX.

The pretrial conference begins at 11 a.m.