Fremont County arrests and accidents


July 4th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office has released a cumulative report on arrests and accidents which occurred over the past week. Officials say on June 25th, 25-year old Justin Michael Evans, of Sidney, was arrested on charges of burglary in the 3rd degree, operating without owners consent and theft in the 5th degree, after an incident was reported by Evelyn Thompson, of Sidney, the previous day. And, 38-year old David Duane Thompson, of Poteau, OR, was arrested June 23rd, for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, operating a non-registered vehicle, and for having an improper tail lamp on the vehicle.

Officials said also, on June 28th, no injuries were reported following an accident just south of Farragut. The Sheriff’s Department says Roger Stooker, of Farragut, was in a 1996 Ford Ranger pickup, which was parked on the side of 240th Street. As Stooker pulled away, his vehicle was hit on the driver’s side by a 1999 Saturn letter carrier’s vehicle, driven by James McQueen, of Farragut.

Earlier in the month, on June 19th, an accident was reported to have occurred in the 36-hundred block of 150th Street in Fremont County. Officials say Nathan Whitehead, of Sidney, was driving a 2008 GMC truck, when the vehicle left the road and began to rollover, before hitting a light pole. No injuries were reported.