Ninth District Court sentencings: King, Kreis and Lee

By Joshua Scheer, lead reporter,

(Lander, Wyo.) – Larry King, 55, was sentenced in Wyoming’s Ninth District Court in mid-February to no less than 180 days in the Fremont County Detention Center for pleading guilty to a single charge of felony driving under the influence. In exchange for the plea, two additional felony DUI charges were dropped. The Fremont County Attorney’s Office originally sought enhanced penalties due to King’s three prior DUI convictions in the last 10 years. The charge stems from a March 26, 2012, wreck on Riverview Road in Riverton where King crashed while driving an ATV.

Bradley Alan Kreis, 49,  was sentenced in mid-February to a total of five years supervised probation after pleading no contest to a single charge of child abuse and guilty to a charge of criminal entry. He received the probation for the child abuse charge. For the criminal entry charge, Kreis received 180 days in jail with 177 days suspended for six months of supervised probation to run concurrently with the longer probation. The charges stem from a May 26, 2012, incident in Lander.

Darren Jay Lee, 39, was sentenced in January to three to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a single felony driving under the influence charge. For his guilty plea, a second charge of felony DUI and charges of fleeing or attempting to elude police officers, reckless driving, interference with a peace officer, driving without an interlock device, driving while license suspended or revoked, and shoplifting, were dismissed. This was Lee’s fifth DUI conviction since 2006. The charges stemmed from an Aug. 21, 2012, incident in Lander that involved an alleged shoplifting and chase on the north side of town.