Brandon Reeder Bound Over To District Court For Trial; Teen Is Accused Of Robbing Gas Stations
A Casper teenager was bound over to Natrona County District Court for trial on two counts of armed robbery.
Brandon Reeder, who was 17 at the time of his arrest, is being charged as an adult and is facing two counts of aggravated robbery.
Through his public defender Kurt Infanger, Reeder waived his preliminary hearing in Natrona County Circuit Court on Thursday. The court holds preliminary hearings in which the state presents evidence to show probable cause a crime has been committed and the accused committed it. Defendants have the right to skip this step and go directly to trial.
The case began when Casper police investigated calls on April 3rd and 5th about robberies at the Ridley’s Family Market Gas Station in east Casper and at the Homax Station on South Poplar Street.
The robber brandished what appeared to be a revolver and was wearing a black ski mask with black plastic eyeglasses, according to court records.
Officers were able to obtain surveillance video, and matched it to school records and to Reeder’s Facebook page.
If convicted, he could face between five and 25 years in prison on each charge.
Prosecutors say Reeder was on probation on an unrelated matter at the time the robberies took place.
He remains in custody.