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Casper man pleads guilty to possession of a deadly weapon with intent to cause bodily injury

(Casper, Wyo.) – Thirty-eight-year-old Casper man, Eric Phifer, entered a guilty plea to the amended charge of possession of a deadly weapon with intent to cause bodily harm this morning, after he made threats with a machete in his home in early April. As part of his plea deal, Phifer will face four to five years in the Wyoming State Penitentiary all suspended for five years of supervised probation and a possible CRC sentence. According to court records, at approximately 12:35 am Sunday, April 5, two women, mother and sister, allegedly called 911 to report that a man, identified as Phifer, made threats to cut his mother into pieces. She located him pacing in the living room holding the machete while his sister was sitting in the room. The woman told police that she believed Phifer to be on drugs and that is what angered him to start swinging the machete, according to the affidavit filed in Circuit Court. Later leaving the residence. Phifer was stopped by police, where he initially stated that both of the women were liars and try to get him into trouble. He then changed his story to having argued with his mother and that she may have mistaken a machete for some tools that he had in his hands, according to the report. He finally stated that he took the machete from the vehicle and had it under his arm when he entered the residence at the two started to argue. Click here for more about this case . #oilcity