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Man to stand trial for possession and domestic battery


June 18, 2020

Casey Anderson is set to stand trial in October on charges of possession of marijuana and domestic battery after an alleged altercation in Moorcroft.

On April 4 at around 2:13 p.m., a Moorcroft Police Department officer was asked to respond to a domestic violence issue at a local motel. The victim allegedly claimed that Anderson had pushed her down in an alley, causing her to suffer numerous scratches and cuts.

A second officer was called to the scene and the two attempted to make contact with Anderson in the motel room. The odor of burnt and raw marijuana was allegedly circulating through the room while the door was open.

One officer secured the room and the other looked for Anderson in town, assisted by a deputy from Crook County Sheriff’s Department. They were contacted by a person who had been in contact with Anderson and were eventually able to locate him on the east side of town.

Anderson was detained and allegedly denied having been involved in the situation, saying he had been at work that morning. He gave consent to search the motel room, leading to the alleged discovery of a small amount of suspected marijuana.

Anderson faces on felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, third or subsequent offense, carrying a maximum penalty of five years’ incarceration, a $5000 fine or both. He also faces a felony charge of domestic battery, third or subsequent offense, which carries a maximum penalty of ten years’ incarceration, a $10,000 fine or both.


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