Three of four charged with the Sinks Canyon cabin vandalism plead not guilty

(Lander, Wyo.) – Three of the four who have been charged in an extensive case of vandalism have pleaded not guilty. Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett said James Webb, 20, Michael Vinich, 20, and Shaun Zgurich, 19, all of Lander, made their pleas before Ninth District Court Judge Marvin Tyler last week.

The three, along with Maxine Lawson, are each charged with two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Property Destruction and Defacement, Criminal Entry and Burglary.

The four are alleged to have caused more than $20,000 in damage to two cabins in the back of Sinks Canyon near the the Bruce’s parking lot.

“It appeared as if a group of people broke into the homes and stayed for several hours partying and basically ransacking and destroying everything they could get their hands on,” Lee said in a statement. “We found shattered windows, holes in the walls, discharged fire extinguishers, broken dishes; the interior of the homes and their contents were extensively destroyed.”

For more about the case, see this story.