Pavillion man gets 10 extra days in jail after yelling at alleged victim in open court

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A Pavillion man charged earlier this week with two misdemeanors after allegedly hitting a 12-year-old, got a 10-day jail sentence after an outburst in Riverton Circuit Court.

Dodi Carpenter, 22, faces misdemeanor battery and breach of peace charges. At 9:19 p.m. on Tuesday, a man on East Euclid Avenue in Pavillion called deputies to report that a juvenile male showed up at his house, claiming a family member beat him up. Deputies arrived and learned that Carpenter allegedly assaulted a 12-year-old child. The child is reportedly OK.

The boy was in court when Carpenter had his initial appearance. Judge Wesley Roberts’s notes on the bond form in Carpenter’s file indicate that he raised the defendant’s bail after an outburst in court. The “defendant stood up in open court, and verbally threatened the minor child victim,” Roberts wrote. Bond restrictions prohibited Carpenter from having any contact with the alleged victim.

“Defendant demonstrated a direct disobedience of bond order when Defendant stood up and yelled at minor victim child to ‘drop the charges son’ after he was just informed of bond conditions,” court documents state.

Roberts charged Carpenter with Contempt of Court, sentenced him to 10 days in jail and increased the bond amount. Initially his cash bail was supposed to be 25 percent of $1,000, but Roberts raised it to $1,500 cash only.