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Man who fled local police officer appeals aggravated assault conviction

A Gillette man whose altercation with a police officer in Crook County led to a high speed chase back across the county border has successfully appealed one of his two convictions of aggravated assault on the basis that the jury was given improper instructions.

The Wyoming Supreme Court released its opinion on the case last week, reversing and vacating one count of aggravated assault for Nathan Jess Michael Schuerman and also finding that the record is unclear as to the state of his second aggravated assault conviction and it should be remanded to District Court for clarification and resentenc...