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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sentencings for September 18 - September 25, 2018

STETSON LANE PIERCE, 21, of Evanston, Wyoming was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on September 25, 2018 for possession of a stolen firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Pierce was arrested in Uinta County, Wyoming. He received forty-one months of imprisonment, to be followed by thirty-six months of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $400.00 fine and a $200.00 special assessment. The Evanston Police Department, West Jordan Utah Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated this case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime.

KYMBER MORGAN TIERNAN, 33, of Cheyenne, Wyoming was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on September 21, 2018 for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Tiernan was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Tiernan received sixty-three months of imprisonment, to be followed by forty-eight months of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $500.00. The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, Northern Colorado Drug Task Force, DEA, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated this case.

KAREN KAY STROBACH-ROBLES (a/k/a KAREN ROBLES, a/k/a KAREN STROBACH), 55, of Highland, California was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on September 18, 2018 for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Strobach-Robles was arrested in Riverside, California. She received sixty months of imprisonment, to be followed by forty-eight months of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $500.00. The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation investigated this case.

STARR DANA MILLER, 25, of Arapahoe, Wyoming was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on September 25, 2018 for escape from custody. Miller was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received eighteen months of imprisonment, to be followed by thirty-six months of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. The Lander Police Department, Natrona County Sheriff’s Office, BIA, and United States Marshalls Service investigated this case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 
18-044
Updated September 27, 2018