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January 16, 2014 I The Lovell Chronicle I 5 Byron couple arrested for alleged drug use and child endangerment BY PATTI CARPENTER Guadalupe Hernan- dez Jr. and Amber Dawn Sponsel were arrested for allegedly using metham- phetamine drugs in the front of their two young children ages 13 months and 2 years, following a search and investigation of their home in Byron on Jan. 10. Big Horn County Sher- iffs deputy Darold New- man responded at 10:40 a.m. on Friday to a com- plaint voiced by Sponsel that Hernandez was using drugs in their home in the presence of the children. "Upon arrival we talk- ed to the male subject and drug paraphernalia was located in the home," said Newman. "We later brought a drug dog to the scene and the dog found drugs." Sheriff Ken Black- burn credited "Tank," an English Labrador dog spe- cially trained to sniff out drugs, for finding meth- amphetamine in the residence. "Our canine partner Tank conducted a search and gave deputies a pos- itive alert that there was methamphetamine with- in the living area," said Blackburn. Blackburn said that since Hernandez was al- ready on probation, he was taken into custody to be tested for drugs by uri- nalysis. During the test, officers discovered that Hernandez was in posses- sion of "synthetic urine" and they allege that he attempted to use the sub- stance to defraud the test. "A presumptive pos- itive result was deter- mined after a field test revealed that he tested positive for the substance methamphetamine," said Blackburn. Hernandez was ar- rested and charged with child endangerment, pos- session and use of a con- trolled substance and for attempting to provide an altered urine sam- ple during the testing procedure. Blackburn said fur- ther investigation re- vealed that Sponsel may have also been taking the drug over a period of sev- eral days in the presence of the children. Sponsel was later arrested and charged with alleged child endangerment and use of a controlled substance. Blackburn said both of the accused made their initial appearance in court this week and pled not guilty to the citation for drug use. He said the case continues to be under investigation and further charges are being con- sideredby the Big Horn County Attorney's office and the probation depart- ment. He noted, "People are innocent until proven guilty." The two are being held at Big Horn County Detention Center in Ba- sin awaiting preliminary hearings, which Black- burn said will take place within the next few weeks. Blackburn said that due to what appeared to deputies to indicate a long-term use of the drug, the endangerment of the children was reported to the Dept. of Family Ser- vices and the children were removed from the residence and taken to a safe location. Police Report Loose dog kills numerous chickens The Lovell Police Department received the following calls for the week of Jan. 7 - 14: Jan 7: Lovell Police officers investigate an alleged sexual assault. The matter remains under investigation. Police were asked to review a video show- ing merchandise being shoplifted from a convenience store. A complaint was received regarding ha- rassing text messages. The reporting party was instructed to have the callers blocked by the service provider. Jan. 9: Suspicious youth were observed running through properties in town. Police were unable to locate the individuals. Jan. 11: A Lovell resident reported finding the trunk of his vehicle ajar. No items ap- peared tobe missing ..... James William Admidin was arrested on a bench warrant from Washakie County for failure to pay fines and on a bench warrant from Big Horn County for failure to appear. Jan. 12: Mark Reilly was arrested for DUI and transported to the Big Horn County Detention Center in Basin. Jan. 13: A resident of a Lovell apartment complex reported seeing someone trying to break into a window. Police investigated and found an individual locked out of his own apartment. A loose dog killed numerous chickens be- longing to a neighbor. The above calls were received by the Lovell Police Dept. Persons arrested are pre- sumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and charges made upon initial arrest may be amended or dismissed as de- termined by the County Attorney. Sheriff's report Deputies respond to 'rolling domestic' dispute in Deaver The Big Horn County Sheriffs Office re- ceived the following calls for the week of Jan. 6- 13: Jan. 6: A Byron resident reported the theft of medications from his post office box. The matter is under investigation. Larry Wayne Beall was arrested in Fran- nie for DUI and transported to Big Horn County Detention Center in Basin. Jan. 9: Following reports from motorists of a reckless driver in the Deaver area, Wayne Sparks was arrested on a charge of unlawful contact with a family member. Big Horn County Sheriff Ken Blackburn described the incident as a "rolling domes- tic dispute" between family members who were arguing and fighting while driving. The above calls were received by the Big Horn County Sheriffs Office. Persons ar- rested are presumed innocent until prov- en guilty in a court of law, and charges made upon initial arrest may be amended or dismissed as determined by the County Attorney. ON THE RECORD IN BIG HORN COUNTY BIRTHS We are interested in printing the births of North Big Horn County babies. Please call and personally report these births by con- tacting the Chronicle at 548-2217 Born to Carlissa French and Keith Davis at the Powell Valley Hospital on Jan. 11, 2014 at 3:29 a.m., a baby boy, James Blixt Davis, weighing 7 Ibs. Grandparents are Jim and Lori French and Ruth and Ralph Davis. DEEDS Warranty deeds issued from the Big Horn County Clerk's office recently were: Kent D. Foulger and Lori S. Foulger to K & L Rental Properties, LLC; Cowley Original Town (Part) Lot 3 Block 66 Michael B. Carpenter and Sharon Carpen- ter to David Russell Rohrer; Lovell Linnabary "B" Subdivision (Part) Lot 2 Block 1 Carroll E. Buchli and Mildred R. Buchli to Bruce R. Hagberry; Byron First Addition Sub- division (Part) Lot 1 Block 26 Quit Claim deeds issued from the Big Horn County Clerk's office recently were: Steven G. Keil to Steven G. Keil and Sherry Christina Vandam; (Part) Lot 79 T56N R96W MUNICIPAL COURT Persons fined in the Lovell Municipal Court in Lovell before Judge Sylvia Gams recent- ly were: Oralia Silva, 43, speed too fast for condi- tions, fined $60 Miranda Mclean, 30, leave child unattend- ed in vehicle, fined $60 Annie Lee Hatch, 32, fail to maintain lane of traffic, fined $80 Jennifer L. Snell, 42, Eugene, OR, illegal U-turn, fined $70 For speeding in a 20 mph zone: Kathy Jo Sanders, 61, Hot Springs, SD, 25 mph, fined $65 Mathew Carl Balstad, 47, Anaconda, MT, 30 mph, fined $190 Bobble Jean Clark, 43, Thermopolis, 25 mph, fined $65 For speeding in a 30 mph zone: Colin M. Stanton, 43, Billings, 36 mph, fined $84 CIRCUIT COURT Persons fined in the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court in Lovell before Judge Thomas Har- rington recently were: Steven J. Stewart, born in 1981, DUI: al- cohol, dismissed, probation 6 months, court costs $190 Samuel Rhoads, born in 1939, criminal trespass, 6 months probation, 180 days in jail (80 suspended), fined $0; public indecen- cy: expose intimate parts, probation 6 months, 180 days in jail (97 suspended), fined $0 DISTRICT COURT Kenyon Miller, Sheridan and formerly of By- ron, born in 1994, had two felony counts dis- missed. Miller was charged after an incident on Dec. 1, 2012, in which he allegedly creat- ed a distraction so another male subject could drive off with a 2003 Chevy Impala that did not belong to either man. Miller was charged with accessory before the fact and conspiracy to commit felony larceny. The motion to dismiss stated that Miller had pleaded guilty to "an alternate charge" in cir- cuit court. Miller was sentenced for unautho- rized use of vehicle. He was sentenced to 365 days in the Big Horn County Detention Center with 158 days suspended, fined $390 and or- dered to pay $1,765.35 in restitution. Misti D. Armstrong, 27, Lovell, was released from the Big Horn County Detention Center on Dec. 4, following a Writ of Habeas Corpus fil- ing by her attorney. Armstrong was sentenced on Oct. 22, 2013, but the judgment and sen- tence was not filed with district court until Dec. 3. Armstrong was originally sentenced on two counts of causing bodily injury to a peace offi- cer for an incident on Nov. 23, 2011. She was given deferred prosecution status but, accord- ing to court documents, admitted on Aug. 20, 2013, to violating her probation order. On Oct. 22, 2013, she was sentenced to four to six years in the Wyoming Women's Center. The sentence was suspended and she was given a split sentence for one year in the Big Horn County Detention Center with time served for 480 days and then placed on five years supervised probation. Her attorney ar- gued in the writ that she was being "illegally" detained since her time of incarceration had already exceeded the one-year sentence. The Rogelio Roy Rodriguez case was re- manded back to circuit court. Jason Getzfreid, now of Torrington, 20, was placed on five years probation for failing to notify the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office of a change of address as a sexual offend- er. The court documents stated that Getzfre- id had been living in Otto and moved to Basin in June 2013 but failed to register the change of address. The probation is to take effect following his release from a sealed sexual assault case. Getzfreid is listed on the sexual offender reg- istry website, http:llwysors.dci.wyo.govl, as in- carcerated in Torrington and the registration states he was convicted Aug. 2, 2012, on sex- ual abuse of a minor in the second degree. Big Horn County Long Range Forecast Thursday ScaereU clouds 33/17 Friday A few degrees warmer 41 /19  ] . Sunday I Mnda  Mostly sunny f  . .......  ' " n0,v ;: ' I Continued dry [ ;A t igh s ,.i , ",K'% ' showers 42 / 20 / 45 / 18 / 31 / 22 WEATHER JOURNAL ' , ; L: er, Jli 2o .o0 40 22 :00 :,lan t4' 49 26 ,10 Jan. 15 3t 9 ,00 Provtded by tem Sugar Co-op BigHOrn Lke teveii 3633.i fL (as of Wed, Jan, 45. 2014) or'ecst tlel F Ioveo( ones keep i h;.ch ;th  ;/t ,tAcHption o the .ovetl (:h,.'oicle. These Lovell banks will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 in honor of FDIC Wyomin8 Equality Day. 006ie Big Horn Federal ( Greybull, PoweU, Thermopolis, Cod),, Worlad, LoveU vou Z,. You .. You ,,.,..,,; YOUR Ban EQUAL HOLma LENDER Fira Bank ,,e, V Where Y;Uare FIRST/ BIG HORN Aml's Corners Caii=Y0Ur 0rr in now and pick it up at the drive through! Fried Pickles. Super Nochos Burgers, Hot Wings. Chicken Sondwiches 195 W. Main, Lovell 307.54S.7493 M,nchow s FOOD COURT 353 E. Main, Lovell 548-7979 BLIMPIE America's Sub Shop :the ice cream hut- 100% Beef Hamburgers And More! Moni-Thurs: lOam-9pm Fri, & Sat. lOam-lOpm Sun.: lOam-8pm Hwy. 310 in Deavcr 307-272-9695 Main dish choices include: Orange chicken, black pepper beef, honey glazed pork, Mongolian BBQ pork, Kung Pad chicken, beef w/peppers. Add rice or noodles, wontons, dumplings, wings, egg rolls, Asian slaw... Open Monday-Saturday Lunch: 11am-2pm/Dinner 4-8pm North Big Horn Senior Center 757 Great Western Ave. Lovell Hot meals every weekday! 60+ just 002.50 Non-seniors 005.00 Mon.'-Fri.: 12-1pro No reservations required Fuel up your vehicle and your belly... Barbecue beef, Nachos, Soup, Chicken, Asian Meals, Fries, Burgers, Sausages, Pizza, Biscuits & Gravy, Breakfast Burritos, Popcorn, Corn Dogs, Pretzels, 1801 Hwy. 310, Lovell 307-548-7246 9 East Main, Lovlll, Wyoming 9 E. Main, Love, All you need for a hot meal or picnicl Featudnj CheetrFdl and WondeRoae'r, chlolnl Mon.-Sat.: 8am-8pm Sun.: 9am-6pm