Police Blotter: Arrests; Man found dead in vehicle at RHS; Marijuana DUI arrest made in Lander

(Lander, Wyo.) – Thursday’s law enforcement recap from across Fremont County.

Fremont County Coroner

Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said his office is investigating the death of an unidentified man who was found dead inside a vehicle by the Riverton High School track. Authorities were called to the high school at 7:43 p.m. last night. McAuslan indicated that the man was found unresponsive and taken across the street to Riverton Memorial Hospital where doctors were unable to revive him. Not knowing the man’s identity and having not seen him himself, McAuslan declined to guess at an age range. There is no obvious signs of how he died, McAuslan said, adding that an autopsy has been ordered. “No trauma or anything like that was found on him,” he said.

The Riverton Police Department is investigating but calls to Capt. Eric Murphy were not immediately returned. A County10.com reporter observed at about 9:30 p.m. an RPD officer walking through the high school parking lot. The officer declined to discuss the matter. A passenger car was seen in the grass between the lot and the track with the headlights pointed north and the rear toward the track. The RPD call sheet lists the call as a property damage wreck.

Riverton Police Department


Traye Hays, 19, Riverton, Possession of Marijuana.

Clarence Moss, 20, Arapahoe, Probation Revocation.


Call details were not immediately available.

Lander Police Department


Joshua Cox, 20, Lander, Driving Under the Influence and Possession of Marijuana. Anthony Foutz, 21, Lander, cited for Possession of Marijuana. Lander Police Chief Jim Carey said near 10 p.m. on Wednesday police noticed a vehicle missing one headlight. A traffic stop was initiated and drove about a block before stopping at the intersection of South Seventh and Shoshone streets. Carey said the officer noticed a strong odor of possible marijuana coming from the vehicle. Carey said Cox and Foutz were honest about holding marijuana, and between the two about 17 grams of suspected marijuana was collected. Cox’s DUI charge stems from possibly being under the influence of marijuana.


Two noise and traffic complaints were in the last two days about a loud white Subaru.

At 4:29 p.m. on Tuesday, police were called to a home on Wood Street for a report of an 8-year-old out of control. Carey said the dispatcher could hear yelling in the background.

At 5:49 p.m. on Tuesday, police were called to the 900 block of Buena Vista Drive for a report of a man walking in the middle of the road with an oxygen tank. Police were unable to locate the individual.

At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, police took a report of a stolen vehicle. The caller said he had loaned a vehicle to someone who now refused to return it. The situation is under investigation.

At 2:26 p.m., Wednesday police were called about a truck speeding in a school zone near Lander Valley High School. Police were unable to locate the individual.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Phillip Campbell, 33, Shoshoni, Felony Driving Under the Influence, Driving Under Suspension and No Interlock Device.


At 10:18 a.m., deputies were called to an address in Riverton for a report of an assault. The individual was refusing medical treatment. The incident is under investigation.

At 2:28 p.m., deputies were called to the Fremont County Treasurer’s Office for a report of a woman who wrote a bad check for license plates.

At 9:15 p.m., a deputy reported hearing hollering or screaming in the area of the 400 block of West Ramshorn Street in Dubois.