BREAKING: Wyoming Sheriff faces 5 criminal charges

(Sublette County, Wyo.) - Sublette County Sheriff Stephen Haskell has been booked into the Sweetwater County Detention Center on five criminal charges. According to court documents from the 9th Judicial District Circuit Court, Sheriff Haskell has been charged with five criminal charges. The affidavit states that Sheriff Haskell purchased uniform items prior to being sworn into office on January 5, 2015, which resulted in Sublette County paying Sheriff's Haskell's personal debt of more than $11,000. Another charge refers to hotel costs from a business trip to Baltimore. The Sheriff had asked for the county to reimburse his hotel room cost, and it was later determined that his room cost had been paid for by the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs. The first count states that Sheriff Haskell "unlawfully, knowingly and with the intent to defraud, obtain property from another person, namely Sublette County, by false pretenses to wit: he did obtain payment of a personal debt of over $1,000 by false pretenses, the property obtained being valued in excess of $1,000." The second count in the charges states that the Sheriff, "did unlawfully or knowingly receive property that he know or had reasonable cause to believe was obtained in violation of the law." The third count states that Sheriff Haskell "did unlawfully and knowingly submit a false claim or voucher with the intent to defraud." The fourth county states that he "unlawfully perform any duty related to his office prior to taking and subscribing the oath prescribed by law or before giving and filing the bond required by law." The last county states that Sheriff Haskell "did unlawfully or knowingly did, with the intent to obtain a pecuniary benefit, commit an unauthorized act relating to his official dudties or did violate any statue related to his official duties." The Sublette County Sheriff's Office stated that they will issue a release on these charges sometime soon. We will update as we get more information. *Feature Photo: Sublette County Sheriff Stephen Haskell. h/t Sublette County / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #county10 #county17 #shortgo #dally #reboot #springcity #oilcity #news