Contact Us

Wilbert Abeyta Sentenced For Second Arson Case

WIlbert Abeyta
Casper Police Department

A Casper man has been given another prison sentence, in a case in which prosecutors say he started another fire.

Fifty-year old Wilbert Abeyta was sentenced to four-to-six years in prison, after he entered an Alford plea to one charge of first degree arson.

Casper Fire Investigators say in September, Abeyta was at a house on the 1700 block of South Jackson Street, when a fire broke out in a vehicle inside the garage.

It was later determined that the fire started in the front seat of the vehicle, and Abeyta had a cigarette lighter in his coat.

Abeyta admitted to investigators to being in the area when the fire started, and put several items on the front seat at the time, in an attempt to put the fire out.

He claimed not to have started the fire, but investigators could not find any other individual other than Abeyta, who had access to and an opportunity to light the fire.

Abeyta admitted in court that he was intoxicated at the time and a judge ordered him to pay more than $130,000 in restitution.

He was involved in a separate first degree arson incident, in which he admitted to starting a fire at Gail Gardens Apartment complex in Casper, back in 2010.

Abeyta was given probation for that case, but then had it revoked, when prosecutors say he got involved in this case, and was sentenced to 4-to-6 years in prison, for probation violation.

Both prison sentences will be served at the same time.

More News from K2 Radio

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://k2radio.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on K2 Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on K2 Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!