Sheridan Police Department issues statement regarding Sunday incident

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — The Sheridan Police Department has issued the following statement regarding the incident at the Beaver Creek Saloon on May 8: "During the early morning hours of May 8, 2016, the Sheridan Police Department received information regarding an aggravated battery in the alley west of the Beaver Creek Saloon. "Speculation has surfaced on social media regarding the circumstances of the alleged battery, the handling of the investigation and priority level assigned to the investigation. "The Sheridan Police Department aggressively investigates all reports of crime while applying equal and objective standards set forth in federal statutes, state statutes and department policies and procedures. Theories, rumors and speculation on social media have no bearing on the investigation or are of any help to any victim. If anyone has tangible information regarding the investigation they are welcome to contact Detective Jerome Smith at 307-672-2413. "Detectives have met with the victim and are working together towards resolution. #dally #news