Michael Webster Pleads Not Guilty To Assaulting Police Officers and Making A False Report
A Casper man stands accused of spitting blood on police officers and EMT personnel.
Thirty-four year old Michael Webster has pleaded not guilty to seven misdemeanor charges.
They include four counts of assault, one count of breach of peace, one count of false reporting and one count of interference.
Casper Police Officers say just after midnight on Thursday, August 7th, they responded to a disturbance on the 700 block of East A Street.
Two people told investigators that Webster entered their apartment looking for drugs, but they told him to leave.
Once he was outside, he became confrontational and threw a box cutter at them and missed.
At around 1:30 am, officers were then called to the 400 block of East A Street, when police dispatchers got a call from Webster saying that a 30-man fight was about to take place, and guns would be used.
When police arrived, they did not find anything of the sort, but found Webster a short time later.
Webster then tried to leave the area, but was apprehended, and during the altercation, started bleeding.
When officers tried to take pictures of his injuries, Webster then spat blood and saliva at them as well as an EMT worker.
It was later determined that he had a blood alcohol content of .199 at the time.
Prosecutors say Webster has four prior interference charges on his record.
He is being held on $3,000 bond awaiting trial, and could receive between six months to one year in jail on each of the various charges, if convicted.