Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office

Inmate Bolts From Court Appearance [AUDIO]
An inmate fled the courtroom in Green River Monday but was seen running away by two police detectives and quickly captured. Attempt to escape justice on foot: According to a release by the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, Jothan Wilson, 18, of Lyman, was at his initial appearance in Circui…
Air Crash Victims Recovered [AUDIO]
The bodies of two Colorado men who died in an airplane crash north of Rock Springs were recovered on Saturday afternoon. Overland all but impossible: According to a release from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, recovery teams on the ground bogged down in nearly impassable terrain, so i…
Deputy Sees Woman Get Run Over [AUDIO]
The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of woman that occurred early Tuesday morning. Sweetwater Sheriff’s Detective Dick Blust says the investigation is still active, but they do have a witness who saw Storey Ice, 21, of Rock Springs and St. George, Utah, get…
Rescuers Find Man In Dire Condition [AUDIO]
A Sweetwater County Rescue unit located a Wamsutter man who became stranded and tried to walk out of the wilderness early Sunday morning. A rescuer estimated the man was within hours of succumbing to the cold. The ordeal began when three people, two from Rock Springs and the man from Wamsutter, got …
Train Hits Sheriff’s Patrol Vehicle [AUDIO]
A Sweetwater County Sheriff’s SUV was hit by a Union Pacific train Sunday evening near Rock Springs. Sweetwater Sheriff’s Detective Dick Blust said that Corporal Tony Niemiec was responding to a distress call about a vehicle stuck perilously near the train tracks. In an effort to rende…
Investigators Find Loot In Secret Caches [AUDIO]
Investigators found hidden compartments containing loot in the isolated home of a burglary suspect last week. Secret compartments in walls and floor: According to a release from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, investigators found secret caches in the walls and floor of Glen Alexander&…
Identity Theft Case Goes To District Court [AUDIO]
A Sweetwater County woman charged with identity theft will now have a trial in District Court. Charge bound over to District Court: According to a release from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, Circuit Court Judge Dan Forgey found sufficient cause to bind over the case against 30-year-o…
Tactical Unit Blasts End Standoff [AUDIO]
A standoff in southwest Wyoming ended Thursday morning when a tactical team used an explosive device to gain entry. Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Detective Dick Blust said no one was injured. Det. Blust says a joint investigation with law enforcement from Sweetwater and Uinta counties traced bu…
Domestic Dispute Escalates To Stabbing [AUDIO]
A Utah man has been arrested following a stabbing incident west of Rock Springs Saturday night. Wife wanted to get her things from the home: Joel Shuler, 31, was taken into custody following a domestic dispute. According a release from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, Shuler’s w…
Guns And Alcohol Don’t Mix [AUDIO]
Shots rang out in a community north of Rock Springs early Saturday morning. Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Detective Dick Blust says a combination of alcohol and an assault rifle resulted in the arrest of Carlos Salazar. Gunshots disrupt the quiet: “Callers said multiple shots were fired …