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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sentencings for November 27 - November 30, 2017

Daniel Curtis Garner, 41, of Torrington, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on November 30, 2017, for possession of child pornography. Garner was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received time served, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $5,000.00 fine and a $5,000.00 Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Julio Garay-Gutierrez, 40, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on November 30, 2017, for being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm. Garay-Gutierrez was arrested in Cody, Wyoming. He received 24 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, 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.

Arvin Ignatius Felter, 26, of Riverton, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on November 30, 2017, for assault by strangulation. Felter was arrested in Arapaho, Wyoming. He received 24 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was order to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

William Amadeo Salazar-Orellana, 33, of El Salvador, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on November 27, 2017, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Salazar-Orellana was arrested in Natrona County, 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.

Martin Hernandez, Jr., 32, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on November 27, 2017, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Hernandez was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 37 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $400.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Mills Police Department, the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Taylor Jay Whiting, 26, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on November 27, 2017, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He received 37 months imprisonment, to be served consecutive to his undischarged terms of state imprisonment from Natrona County District Court. Whiting will be placed on three years of supervised release upon release from custody and was ordered to a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Casper Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Juan Carlos Correra-Ibarra, 28, of Durango, Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on November 27, 2017, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Correra-Ibarra was arrested in Natrona County, 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.

Jeremy Taylor Harding, 36, of Riverton, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on November 21, 2017, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Harding was arrested in Riverton, Wyoming. He received 60 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Violent Crime
Immigration
Firearms Offenses
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Updated November 30, 2017