Jason Cathcart Sentenced For Child Endangerment and Meth
A Casper man will be spending time behind bars after admitting that he had methamphetamine in his house, as well as his children.
Jason Cathcart was sentenced to four-to-six years in prison, after he pleaded guilty to two charges of child endangerment meth and one charge of possession of a controlled substance meth.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in September 2014, officers were called to the Wyoming Medical Center about a one-year-old girl with severe head trauma.
The child had significant head injuries and was on a ventilator.
The officer also observed burns to the face and head, as well as multiple injuries in various stages of healing over her body.
Officers went to a house on the 1700 block of South Fairdale Avenue, where Cathcart lived, along with 26-year old Stephanie Shirts, and 25-year old Bobbi Humphreys.
They checked on other children in the house who did not appear to have any injuries, and they were taken into protective custody.
Shirts is accused of burning the child’s face with a hot sauce pan, as well as shaking the child violently and smothering her, to get her to stop crying.
During search warrants executed on the residence, officers – with the help of a k9 dog – found and collected drug paraphernalia evidence.
Shirts has pleaded guilty to more serious charges, and is waiting to be sentenced.