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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Wyoming

For Immediate Release

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Christopher A. Crofts
, United States Attorney
Contact: John R. Powell

Activity in the United States Attorney's Office

Sentences

Clayton William Wenner, 49, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on December 1, 2016, for being a felon in possession of firearms. Wenner was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 24 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $300.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Antonio Garcia-Bautista, 36, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on November 30, 2016, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Garcia-Bautista was arrested in Jackson, Wyoming. He received time served plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Sebastian Romero-Badillo, 25, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on November 29, 2016, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Romero-Badillo was arrested in Jackson, Wyoming. He received time served plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Jose Mares-Avila, 30, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on November 29, 2016, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Mares-Avila was arrested in Evanston, Wyoming. He received six months of imprisonment, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Javier Bencomo-Orozco, 29, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on November 29, 2016, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Bencomo-Orozco was arrested in Phoenix, Arizona. He received ten months of imprisonment, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Eli Brian Rides Horse, 46, of Hardin, Montana, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on November 28, 2016, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Rides Horse was arrested in Lame Deer, Montana. He received 78 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $500.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

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