A JUDGE REJECTED A REQUEST BY THE ATTORNEYS FOR CASPER BUSINESSMAN TONY CERCY TO INTRODUCE AT HIS TRIAL NEXT MONTH A VIDEO RE-ENACTMENT OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES -- SPECIFICALLY WHETHER DOGS BARKED -- DURING THE ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT THEY SAID DIDN'T HAPPEN LAST JUNE.
NATRONA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT JUDGE DANIEL FORGEY SAID TUESDAY THE VIDEO IS NOT COMPLETE, FAIR OR AN ACCURATE PRESENTATION OF THE NIGHT A 20-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS ALLEGEDY SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY A DRUNK CERCY AT HIS HOUSE AT ALCOVA LAKE.

CERCY IS CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE SEXUAL ASSAULT OR RAPE, SECOND-DEGREE SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND THIRD-DEGREE SEXUAL CONTACT.

IF CONVICTED ON ALL COUNTS, HE FACES BETWEEN SEVEN AND 85 YEARS OF IMPRISONMENT.

LEAD DEFENSE ATTORNEY PAMELA MACKEY SAID THE VIDEO WAS AN EXPERIMENT TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE ALLEGED VICTIM WOULD HAVE MADE ENOUGH NOISE WHEN SHE SAW SHE WAS ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED TO GET THE DOGS TO BARK IN A BEDROOM WHERE CERCY'S WIFE AND ANOTHER WOMAN WERE SLEEPING.

USING STATEMENTS FROM THE ALLEGED VICTIM, MACKEY HIRED EXPERTS IN REMOTE SENSING AND DOG BEHAVIOR, AND TWO OTHERS WHO DESIGNED A SCRIPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY FOR THE RE-ENACTMENT.

IN RESPONSE, NATRONA COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY MIKE BLONIGEN SAID THE VIDEO IS MISLEADING AND WILL GIVE JURORS A VISUAL IMAGE INSTEAD OF ALLOWING THEM TO DETERMINE FOR THEMSELVES THE CREDIBILITY OF THE ALLEGED VICTIM AND DEFENDANT.

BLONIGEN ALSO WONDERED WHY FOUR HIGHLY PAID EXPERTS WERE NEEDED TO SAY WHETHER DOGS BARKED.

FINALLY, HE SAID THE ALLEGED VICTIM WAS COVERED WITH A BLANKET AND WEARING NOTHING EXCEPT A BRA DURING THE ALLEGED ASSAULT, BUT THE WOMAN IN THE VIDEO IS WEARING A T-SHIRT AND PANTIES.

AND BLONIGEN ADDED THE MALE ACTOR PORTRAYING CERCY IS A NICE-LOOKING MAN INSTEAD OF A 55-YEAR-OLD DRUNK GUY.
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A CASPER MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED ON ALCOHOL- AND TRAFFIC-RELATED CHARGES AFTER HE REPORTEDLY SAT OUTSIDE A GYM AND USED BINOCULARS TO WATCH PEOPLE.

58-YEAR-OLD ROBERTO MORENO WAS BOOKED INTO JAIL ON CHARGES OF HAVING AN OPEN ALCOHOL CONTAINER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE, DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE AND DRIVING WITHOUT AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE.

CHARGING PAPERS SAY AT ABOUT 8 P.M. TUESDAY, CASPER POLICE OFFICERS RESPONDED TO PRANA FITNESS ON CY AVENUE FOR A REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS PERSON. IT WAS REPORTED THAT A MAN WAS SITTING IN A TRUCK OUT IN FRONT OF THE BUSINESS AND USING BINOCULARS TO WATCH THE YOUNG GIRLS' DANCE CLASS.

THE MAN HAD REPORTEDLY BEEN SEEN AT THE LOCATION MULTIPLE TIMES OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS.

MORENO INITIALLY TOLD POLICE HE WAS WAITING FOR HIS GIRLFRIEND, BUT LATER ADMITTED THAT WAS A LIE.

POLICE FOUND OPEN BEER CANS ON THE PASSENGER SEAT, AND A PAIR OF BINOCULARS WAS FOUND IN THE TRUCK.

THE MAN WHO HAD CALLED POLICE TOLD OFFICERS THAT MORENO HAD BEEN IN THE PARKING LOT FOR A LITTLE WHILE THAT EVENING, AND EMPLOYEES REPORTEDLY SAID MORENO FREQUENTED THE PARKING LOT.

MORENO WAS ARRESTED AND TAKEN TO JAIL.

REPORTING FROM CASPER, I'M NICK LEARNED.
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JACKSON, WYO. (AP) - A ROCK SPRINGS MAN PAID $1,290 IN FINES AFTER AUTHORITIES SAY HE ILLEGALLY SHOT A WOLF IN WESTERN WYOMING AND ATTEMPTED TO CONCEAL THE ANIMAL FROM A GAME WARDEN.
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A WYOMING COMPANY HAS PURCHASED FEDERAL LEASES THAT WOULD ALLOW IT TO EXPLORE FOR OIL AND GAS BENEATH THE SITE OF A MONTANA COAL MINE.

HOOVER & STACY INC. OF CHEYENNE PAID $23,000 IN DECEMBER FOR LEASES TOTALING 909 ACRES BENEATH THE BOUNDARIES OF THE SPRING CREEK MINE NEAR DECKER.

U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT SPOKESMAN AL NASH SAYS THE COMPANY WOULD NEED TO OBTAIN A PERMIT BEFORE IT COULD PROCEED WITH EXPLORATION WORK. HE SAYS MINING AND DRILLING WOULDN'T CONFLICT BECAUSE TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES ALLOW DRILLING FROM LOCATIONS THAT ARE NOT DIRECTLY ABOVE A LEASE.

MINE OWNER CLOUD PEAK ENERGY OBJECTED TO THE LEASE SALE AFTER A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ALREADY HAD CLOSED.

PURCHASING A LEASE DOES NOT OBLIGATE A COMPANY TO CONDUCT DRILLING.