CIVIL ACTIONS

Cindy Petersen v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.; Petersen has filed a complaint in Park County Court after she slipped and fell because of standing liquid inside the Cody Walmart. Petersen said she suffered permanent injuries to her spine. She is seeking a jury trial and $1 million compensation.

Peter Pleban v. Park County Board of County Commissioners; Pleban is appealing a commissioner decision that recently denied him from building structure pads and a security barrier in the floodplain. He wants to service electrical conduit to the pads.

Eula Kobielusz, as trustee of the Kirkenslager Family Trust v. Garvin Motors Inc.,; The plaintiff asserts that Garvin Motors let an elderly person with impaired mental capacity and dementia purchase a $19,000 vehicle off the trust. That vehicle was then given to a Garvin employee. The plaintiff alleges Garvin is now refusing to return the money or vehicle. Kobielusz is demanding $19,000.

Molly James v. Chase Vincent, Eric Riley, Nathan Bricker, Kelly Bricker, Tyler Wendt, Christopher Wendt, John Does 1-10, O.A.R.S. West, Inc., O.A.R.S. American River Outpost Inc., O.A.R.S. Inc., and O.A.R.S.; The plaintiff asserts the late Tim Conant was employed by O.A.R.S. on Yellowstone Lake in June 2017 and was allowed to work without proper training. James alleges Conant fell out of a kayak and drowned due to hypothermia and lack of training for safety protocol. A jury is being demanded in this case. Unspecified damage retribution is being requested to the effect of Conant’s lost wages, benefits and income earning capacity over his entire life expectancy, and for emotional suffering to his family.

Laurie Swan and Steven Swan v. Olive Glenn Golf and Country Club; A 1:30 p.m. July 22 setting was set on the motion for preliminary injunction. The Swans submitted a request for a preliminary injunction to prevent the golf course from receiving a transfer for the Stampede Bar and Grill’s liquor license. The Swans are suing the golf course and its board for $300,000 for alleged infringements to their business, Stampede, while under lease. 

 

CRIMINAL ACTIONS

State v. Eric Metzger; Metzger’s pretrial conference was continued to Sept. 12 and jury trial to Oct. 16. In that same hearing he will also appear before the court on unrelated possession of marijuana and meth charges. The defendant is also facing charges for theft of property valued more than $1,000, a felony carrying up to 10 years in prison and $10,000. Metzger is accused of stealing $12,000 in cash from a Cody man in July 2018.

State v. Tristen Bishop; A 9 a.m. Aug. 20 change of plea and sentencing hearing was set for Bishop. The defendant pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge for reckless endangering with a firearm on March 12 in a cold plea. In his plea negotiated with the state, felony charges for assault with a deadly weapon were reduced to the misdemeanor for reckless endangerment, while a felony charge for property damage over $1,000 was thrown out. 

State vs. Trey Randolph. A motion for bond modification submitted for Randolph on Friday. He is requesting permission to travel out of state with his mother or a staff member at Heart Mountain Health Care. Randolph is facing charges for threatening to commit a violent felony with the intent to cause evacuation of a building or assembly, felony charges punishable up to 3 years in jail and $10,000. He also faces 1 misdemeanor charge for threatening to inflict death on a person, a charge carrying up to 1 year in jail and $1,000. In August 2016, Randolph was accused of making a bomb threat at Cody High School.

State v. Ted Slaght; Slaght’s bond was modified to a $20,000 signature bond. He will be allowed out of bond and not required to check in at the Park County Detention Center upon his successful completion of inpatient treatment at Cedar Mountain Center. Slaght tested positive for oxycodone and was in the presence of a convicted criminal in November 2018. Both acts violated the terms of his 5 year probation he was sentenced to for delivery of morphine and oxycodone in 2016.

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