Tag Archives: Sweetwater County Detention Center

Fifth Person Arrested in Rock Springs Arson Case

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A fifth arrest has been made in an arson and conspiracy case under investigation by the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office. 46 year old Paul Alan Peoples was taken into custody last week at a motel in north Rock Springs. Already arrested in the case was Peoples’s wife, Melissa Peoples. Both are charged with conspiracy to Continue reading

Two Wyoming Men Arrested in Separate Drug Busts

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs man and a Green River man have been arrested in separate drug investigations. Last week, detectives assigned to the Sheriff’s Narcotics and Arrest Group (SNAAG) responded to a residence in the Blairtown neighborhood of Rock Springs in an attempt to locate a known wanted person. 58-year old Michael Sweets was Continue reading

Off Duty Officer Spots Fugitive

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3One of Sweetwater County’s Most Wanted fugitives is in custody thanks to an alert off-duty Green River policeman. 58 year old Denise White, wanted for two counts of conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine, stemming from an August grand jury indictment, was spotted in Green River on Tuesday by Corporal Brad Continue reading

Rock Springs Woman in Jail after Running Over Boyfriend

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs woman is in custody charged with reckless driving after an incident reported Sunday night. A deputy responded to a complaint of a man, later identified as 28-year-old Robert Nellen, who had reportedly been run over by a woman on a dirt road southwest of Rock Springs about half a mile south of County Road 4-51. On Continue reading

Wyoming Woman Arrested for Several Probation Violations

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A felony-grade drug offender sought by Wyoming authorities since last month has been tracked down and captured. According to Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell, in February of 2009, 26-year old Brittany Poignee of Rock Springs pled no contest to Unlawful Manufacture or Delivery of methamphetamine, Continue reading

Wyoming Trooper Gets in Scuffle with Suspect

wyoming hpA Wyoming State Trooper got into a physical altercation with a suspect he pulled over for speeding on I-80 about 3 miles east of Green River Friday morning. During the course of the stop, the trooper developed reasonable suspicion that some other criminal activity was going on. The driver was identified as 19 year old Ronnie Rake of California. A struggle ensued in the ditch next to Continue reading

Wyoming Men Arrested on Drug Charges

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Sweetwater County deputies and detectives assigned to the Sheriff’s Office SNAAG unit arrested two wanted people last week. Sheriff Mike Lowell said deputies Friday evening arrested 19 year old Morgan Bauer, who was wanted for Possession of Methamphetamine. They found him at a home near Rock Springs. Continue reading

Green River Residents Charged with Drug Crimes

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Two men and a woman face drug charges after their arrest in Green River on March 26th. 30-year old Randy Britt and 27-year-old Oscar Rodriguez, both of Rock Springs, and 23-year old Stormie Prime of Green River, face a variety of drug-related charges. Britt was charged with unlawful manufacture or delivery of Continue reading

Inmates Busted for Drugs

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Three female inmates at the Sweetwater County Detention Center, all initially arrested and jailed for drug-related offenses, are currently facing additional drug charges after bringing meth into the jail. 26 year old Lindsey Graham, of Jamestown, is charged with taking controlled substances into jail, a felony, and Continue reading

Rock Springs Man Convicted of Sex Crimes

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs man described by authorities as a serial rapist and “one of the most dangerous men this court will ever have to deal with” was sentenced to lengthy multiple prison sentences in Green River Friday.  58-year old James Joe Nordwall received seven separate Continue reading