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Posted on: January 25, 2016

New Deputy Joins the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office

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A new canine deputy recently joined the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office.

Jara, a two-year-old female Belgian Malinois (pronounced “mal-in-‘wah”), is shown here with her partner, Deputy Sheriff Derek Morrell.

The two have so far completed two week...Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2016

Man Stranded on White Mountain Rescued

A Rock Springs probably owes his life to an alert Albany County official.

At about 5:40 PM on New Year’s Eve, Aimee Binning, the Director of the Albany County Emergency Management Agency in Laramie, was traveling through Sweetwater County on Highway 19...Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2015

Rock Springs Woman Cited After Crash

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A Rock Springs woman received four citations as the result of a two-vehicle crash north of Rock Springs on Sunday.

Investigating Deputy Sheriffs Matt Wharton and Mike Klapel were dispatched to the crash scene at the intersection of Yellowstone Road and...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2015

Scam Telephone Calls from Con Artists Continue to Plague County Residents

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office issued an updated consumer alert on Wednesday warning residents of telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.

“We’ve received a great many reports lately and the Joint Communications Center ...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2015

Active Arrest Warrant Database Now Accessible on Sheriff’s Office Website

A database of active local arrest warrants is now a feature of the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office website.

Sheriff Mike Lowell said the new feature went live on Tuesday, and lists the names of over 4,000 people for whom arrest warrants have been is...Read on...

Posted on: December 4, 2015

Rock Springs Man Charged with Drug Felonies

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December 4, 2015

Sheriff Mike Lowell reports the arrest of Jake L. Nyland, age 34, of Rock Springs.

In October, detectives assigned to the Sheriff’s Narcotics and Arrest Group (SNAAG) began an investigation into alleged illegal drug activity involvi...Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2015

October 30, 2015 Rock Springs Man Sentenced to Federal Prison

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A Rock Springs man was sentenced to federal
prison on October 23rd in Federal District Courtin Cheyenne.

Jeffrey Dale Harrison, 28, was sentenced to a
term of 42 months by Chief United StatesDistrict Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on charges
of Unla...Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2015

October 15, 2015 Convicted Sex Offender Arrested

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A registered sex offender living in Rock Springs
who was jailed Wednesday may be facing alengthy prison term.

Martin James Peterson, 49, was arrested in Rock
Springs by detectives of the Sweetwater CountySheriff’s Office and charged with two coun...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2015

October 9, 2015 Search for Missing Superior Man Continues

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The search for a missing Superior man continued on
Friday.

Darrell Douglas Sowder, 59, was last seen at hisSuperior home around 12:30 PM on October 2nd.
Family members told investigating deputies theyfeared Sowder might harm himself.

Deputies ...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2015

October 5, 2015 Sheriff's Office Searching for Missing Superior Man

Photo of Darrell Sowder

The search for a missing Superior man went
into its fourth day on Monday.

Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell saidthat Darrell Douglas Sowder, 59, was last seen
at his Superior home around 12:30 PM onFriday.

Family members told investigating...Read on...