Chaney Jones Pleads Guilty To Reckless Endangering; Ran Over Man’s Legs
A Glenrock man who ran over a man's legs while he was working underneath a stalled SUV on Interstate 25 east of Casper in October changed a previous not guilty plea on Tuesday.
Chaney Jones, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of reckless endangering before Natrona County District Court Judge Thomas Sullins.
Jones was previously charged with one count of aggravated assault and battery, one count of no insurance, and one count of leaving the scene of an accident.
In exchange for that plea, worked out by his defense attorney Don Fuller and Assistant District Attorney Dan Itzen, Jones will be sentenced at a later date to either six months in jail or one year as a resident at the Casper Re-entry Center.
Sullins said he accepted the plea agreement.
In October, a Colorado man was working underneath a stalled SUV on the shoulder of I-25 east of Casper. Jones was driving another vehicle, drove over the man's legs, and sideswiped the SUV, tearing off the driver’s side door, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol
Witnesses gave highway patrol troopers a description of Jones' vehicle. Troopers arrested him as he was driving towards Glenrock.
Tuesday, Sullins ordered a presentence investigation for Jones.
However, the judge denied Fuller's request to reduce Jones' bond.
Jones is still out on $50,000 bond.