Fremont County commissioners have approved using a special prosecutor to handle a case against a Riverton police officer's wife who is accused of using a stun gun during a bar fight.

Angela K. Ladd, of Riverton, faces a single charge of misdemeanor battery. The 32-year-old is accused of using her personal Taser on Clay Johnson, of Hudson, during the confrontation last October.

Court documents say the 27-year-old Johnson faces his own separate charges, including punching off-duty officer Dan Ladd in the face during the incident.

The Riverton Ranger reports that Angela Ladd and Johnson have pleaded not guilty, and both have jury trials set for March 22.

Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn requested a special prosecutor because of a conflict of interest in the case.

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