(Casper, Wyo.) - Thirty-three year old Joshua Winters was charged with three counts Wednesday afternoon in Circuit Court, during his initial hearing following a kidnapping incident
that took place Monday night
On Monday, July 18th Casper Police Officers responded to El Mark-O Lanes
Bowling Alley in Casper for a report of a five year old boy who had been
The boy was later found safe that evening on the West end of the Central
Wyoming Fair Grounds.
It was believed to have been an employee of the carnival staff who had
taken the boy, and Winters was later located by officers from supervisors
of the fair and rodeo.
Winters has been charged with three felony charges of kidnapping, sexual
intrusion of a minor and engaging in sexual conduct with a minor.
If convicted of the offenses, Winters could face up to ninety-years in
He did not enter pleas today, due to the felony charges, but his bond was
set at $250,000.
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