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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Wyoming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 25, 2018

Sentencings for May 17 - May 22, 2018

TAYLOR MICHELLE BOWMAN, 26, of Upland, California was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 18, 2018 for transportation in interstate commerce for the purposes of prostitution or other unlawful sexual activity. Taylor was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She received eighteen months of imprisonment, to be followed thirty-six months of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $300.00 fine, and a $100.00 special assessment. The Cheyenne Police Department, FBI, and US Office of Homeland Security investigated this case.

ANTHONY JAMES KELLEY, 27, formerly of Casper, Wyoming was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 17, 2018 for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Kelley was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received thirty months of imprisonment, to be followed by thirty-six months of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $300.00 fine, and a $100.00 special assessment. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated this case.

ANTHONY MARTIN LAVADOUR, 64, of Salt Lake City, Utah was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 22, 2018 for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine. Lavadour was arrested in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received sixty months of imprisonment, to be followed by forty-eight months of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs investigated this case.

JEROME MARTIN LAVADOUR, 39, of Kearns, Utah was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 22, 2018 for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine. Lavadour was arrested in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received sixty months of imprisonment, to be followed by forty-eight months of supervised release, and ordered to pay community restitution in the amount of $500.00 and a $100.00 special assessment. The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and Bureau of Indian Affairs investigated this case.

KEVIN ALAN SWENSEN, 57, of Taylorsville, Utah was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 22, 2018 on four counts of distribution of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and two counts of distribution of heroin. Swensen was arrested in Fremont County, Wyoming. He received ninety-six months of imprisonment, to be followed by thirty-six months of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $500.00 fine, restitution in the amount of $11,300.00 and a $700.00 special assessment. The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation investigated this case.

TROY ALLEN WATKINS, 50, of Rock Springs, Wyoming was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 22, 2018 for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Watkins was arrested in Torrington, Wyoming. He received twenty-three months of imprisonment, to be followed by thirty-six months of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100.00 fine. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated this case.

MAICON AVILA-PEREZ, 25, of Mexico and Salt Lake City, Utah was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 18, 2018 for possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine. Avila-Perez was arrested in Evanston, Wyoming. He received eighty-four months of imprisonment, to be followed by forty-eight months of supervised release. The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation investigated this case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Press Release Number: 
18-027
Updated May 25, 2018