Kelly Smith Sentenced For Interfering With A Police Investigation
A Casper woman will spend some time in jail, after admitting that she interfered with a police investigation.
Nineteen year old Kelly Smith was given a one-year jail sentence, with all but 30 days suspended, and one year of probation, after pleading guilty to a reduced misdemeanor charge of interference.
Prosecutors say Smith along with Nicholas Frederick were at a party last Halloween, on the 1100 block of South Jackson Street in Casper, when Frederick got into an altercation with the host, who told police that Frederick later pulled out a gun, and fired one shot, grazing his head.
Witnesses told investigators that Smith drove off with Frederick, who fired off several more shots as he was leaving.
In an interview with police, Smith said she did not hear the gun go off, but officers later found several shell cases on the road and one in her vehicle.
Investigators charged her, because they say they believe she was trying to hinder the investigation going on with Frederick, who was sentenced last month for his role in the altercation.