ONE PERSON WAS HOSPITALIZED LATE SUNDAY AFTER A WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL TROOPER WAS SHOT AT DURING AN INCIDENT ON HIGHWAY 20/26 NEAR POWDER RIVER.

TEAM LEADER RYAN COX OF THE WYOMING DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SAYS THE INCIDENT OCCURRED AT ROUGHLY 10:30 P.M. SUNDAY AND CONCLUDED WITH A CRASH NEAR MILE MARKER 37.

NO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WERE INJURED. THE SUSPECT WAS TAKEN TO WYOMING MEDICAL CENTER FOR INJURIES THAT WERE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE LIFE-THREATENING.

COX SAID NO OFFICERS FIRED THEIR WEAPONS.

COX SPECIFIED THAT DCI AGENTS WERE NOT INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT ITSELF, BUT WERE CALLED IN TO INVESTIGATE AFTER THE INCIDENT HAD CONCLUDED. DCI ROUTINELY ACTS AS INVESTIGATORS FOR THE PATROL, WHICH DOES NOT HAVE AN INVESTIGATIVE BRANCH OF ITS OWN.
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CASPER BUSINESSMAN SONNY PILCHER UNOFFICIALLY WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ABOUT $6 MILLION HE OWES TO CREDITORS AFTER A WYOMING U.S. BANKRUPTCY COURT JUDGE RULED IN FAVOR OF A CREDITOR WHO SUED HIM.

JUDGE CATHLEEN PARKER IN AN ORAL RULING SAID TWO WEEKS AGO THAT PILCHER DID NOT DISCLOSE ASSETS AND LIED UNDER OATH WHEN HE FILED FOR CHAPTER SEVEN BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION.

HOWEVER, WYOMING BANKRUPTCY TRUSTEE RANDY ROYAL SAID PARKER'S RULING IS NOT OFFICIAL UNTIL IT IS ENTERED IN WRITING IN THE COURT RECORD.

ROYAL SAID THE WRITTEN RULING IS USUALLY DONE WITHIN A FEW OF WEEKS AFTER THE ORAL RULING, AND PILCHER WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO APPEAL THE RULING.
PILCHER HAS AN UNLISTED PHONE NUMBER AND COULD NOT BE REACHED FOR COMMENT.

HE WAS THE OWNER OF NUMEROUS BUSINESSES INCLUDING THE RACKS NIGHTCLUB WEST OF CASPER, WHICH HE TRANSFERRED TO TWO RELATIVES.

PILCHER FILED FOR CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION IN JULY 2015 WHILE HE WAS SERVING A ONE YEAR SENTENCE IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR TAX FRAUD.

HE IDENTIFIED ABOUT $5.9 MILLION HE OWED CREDITORS, MANY OF WHOM ARE CONSTRUCTION SUBCONTRACTORS.

HOWEVER, SEVERAL CREDITORS FILED LAWSUITS TWO YEARS AGO CLAIMING PILCHER FAILED TO LIST THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF BUSINESS INTERESTS, FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS AND ASSETS.

BECAUSE OF THOSE OMISSIONS, ONE OF THOSE CREDITORS WANTED THE BANKRUPTCY COURT TO DISMISS THE BANKRUPTCY PETITION.
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THE FAMILY OF A MAN SHOT AND KILLED BY CASPER POLICE IN FEBRUARY SAYS HE WAS CARRYING A TOY SWORD AND DIDN'T POSE A THREAT THAT REQUIRED DEADLY FORCE.

PROSECUTORS HAVE CLEARED BOTH OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE SHOOTING OF 36-YEAR-OLD DOUGLAS ONEYEAR.

POLICE LAST WEEK RELEASED SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AND 911 CALLS REGARDING ONEYEAR'S ERRATIC BEHAVIOR MADE IN THE HOUR BEFORE HIS DEATH.

CHIEF KEITH MCPHEETERS DENIED THAT THE SWORD WAS A TOY AND SHOWED IMAGES OF A SWORD THAT APPEARED TO DEPICT A SHARPENED EDGE.

BUT THE CASPER STAR-TRIBUNE REPORTS THAT TODD HAMBRICK, AN ATTORNEY REPRESENTING THE FAMILY, SAID THAT ONEYEAR'S SWORD WAS A DULL MOVIE REPLICA WITH A ROUNDED TIP.

MCPHEETERS SAID ONEYEAR WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF BOTH ILLICIT AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS WHEN HE WAS KILLED.
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THE FREMONT COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE HAS FILED LEGAL ARGUMENTS OPPOSING A POTENTIAL REVIEW BY THE U.S. SUPREME COURT OF AN ONGOING LAWSUIT OVER THE WIND RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION BOUNDARY IN WYOMING.

A LEGAL BRIEF FILED FRIDAY BY THE COUNTY'S CHIEF CIVIL DEPUTY ARGUES THAT THE CASE SHOULD END WITH A FEBRUARY 2017 DECISION BY THE 10TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS, WHICH RULED THAT RIVERTON AND OTHER AREAS NORTH OF THE WIND RIVER DO NOT LIE WITHIN THE RESERVATION.

THE BRIEF CONTENDS THAT THE ISSUE HAS "BEEN EXAMINED THOROUGHLY THROUGHOUT THE LAST CENTURY."

THE DISPUTE CENTERS ON WHETHER A 1905 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE EASTERN SHOSHONE AND ARAPAHO TRIBES AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ALLOW SALE OF RESERVATION LAND TO NON-INDIANS ACTUALLY CHANGED THE RESERVATION BOUNDARIES.