Casper man sentenced to probation for strangulation of household member

(Casper, Wyo.) – A thirty-seven year old male was sentenced to serve three to five years in the Wyoming State Penitentiary, all suspended for three years of supervised probation for one count of strangulation of a household members. Michael Stanley was charged earlier in August 2015 with three counts one for public intoxication in a county park, one for domestic battery and one for strangulation of a household member. As part of his plea deal with the state the other charges were dropped in exchange for his guilty plea to strangulation. On Sunday, August 16th at approximately 9:10 pm Natrona County Sheriff’s Office were on duty investigating a domestic assault at the Robert L. Adams Memorial Archery Range on Casper Mountain. The Archery Range is a Natrona County Park. Reports indicate that during the investigation Deputies contacted Michael Stanley. Upon initial contact Stanley was asleep in his tent. When Deputies escorted Stanley out of his tent they noticed that he was unsteady on his feet, had red rimmed eyes, and had a strong smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from him. Stanley admitted to drinking heavily. Deputies had Stanley blow through a portable breath analyzer which rendered a positive result of .33% BAC. Deputies arrested Stanley for being intoxicated in a Natrona County Park and transported him to Natrona County Detention Center for that charge as well as a charge related to a domestic assault reported. #oilcity #news