Sentence Modified for Man Convicted of Vandalizing Mountain Cabins
A man had his sentence modified Friday as he nears the end of his boot camp experience in Newcastle after pleading guilty last year to charges related to multiple break-ins on Casper Mountain in 2012
In January, Robert Wnuk was sentenced to four-to-six years in prison with the boot camp recommendation after pleading guilty to four counts of burglary and six counts of property destruction.
Friday, District Court Judge Daniel Forgey agreed with prosecutor Dan Itzen and public defender Rob Oldham to modify the sentence.
Oldham said Wnuk, who was 17 when the crimes were committed, has taken his time seriously, such as excelling at the physical fitness requirements that lead to him losing 35 pounds.
Forgey said the biggest issue facing Wnuk is paying the $32,000 restitution for the damage done to the cabins. The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office investigated reports from August to October 2012 about break-ins and items missing or damaged at places at Hummingbird Hallow, Crimson Dawn, Circle Drive and KTWO Road.
Wnuk, who spoke to the court by a conference call from Newcastle, said a codefendant will share in paying the $32,000.
Forgey agreed to modify the sentence, but still required the restitution.
After the hearing, Itzen said the boot camp is usually a rigorous nine-month time of physical fitness, classes, work in the camp, and learning skills for personal responsibility.
The felony convictions will still remain on Wnuk's record, Itzen said.
Three other co-defendants were charged with similar crimes, pleaded guilty, and were sentenced.