A Natrona County man who prosecutors say was the lookout, has been charged in connection to an assault and burglary case.

Thirty-three year old Jedidiah Lantz has pleaded not guilty to one charge of accessory before the fact of aggravated burglary and one charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary.

Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in September, Lantz was with 26-year old Larry Burgess and several other co-defendants, when 2 victims at the 1200 block of North Center Street were attacked, and had a collection of knifes taken from them.

Lantz is being held on $25,000 bond awaiting trial and could face up to five years in prison on each of his charges if convicted.

Meanwhile, Burgess has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated assault and battery, and aggravated burglary, in connection to the case, and is awaiting trial.