Cathcart Pleads Not Guilty To Drug, Child Endangerment Charges
One of the three defendants in a drug case in which a 14-month-old girl nearly died in September pleaded not guilty to six charges in Natrona County District Court on Friday.
Jason Cathcart, 34, entered the pleas during his arraignment before Natrona County District Judge Catherine Wilking.
Cathcart is charged with four felony counts of child endangerment by having methamphetamine in their presence, one felony count of possession of methamphetamine in liquid form greater than three-tenths of a gram, and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.
After entering his not guilty plea, Wilking agreed to Assistant District Attorney Dan Itzen's recommendation to increase Cathcart's bond from $15,000 to $25,000.
While he was free on bond, he and co-defendant Stephanie Shirts were arrested for shoplifting at Walmart on Oct. 12.