Casper convicted felon arrested in Shoshoni for possessing a 9mm

38-year-old Damian Mcdowell of Casper was arrested on New Year's Day for allegedly possessing a firearm. Due to a prior felony conviction, Mcdowell was prohibited from possessing firearms. Fremont County Sheriff's deputies received information from the Mills Police Department that Mcdowell was in the Shoshoni area, armed with a handgun and that he had allegedly fired the weapon near Shoshoni earlier that day. Deputies were also informed that Mcdowell was wanted in Natrona County for a felony Probation Revocation. Deputies spotted Mcdowell and his vehicle at the Fast Lane in Shoshoni at about noon on Friday, at which time they followed him out of town to affect the arrest near mile post 117 on Highway 789. The firearm reportedly was located in the vehicle under the seat Mcdowell was occupying. #county10 #oilcity #news