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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 30, 2016

Sentencings for September 20 - September 28, 2016

Pablo Ramirez-Andrade, 32, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on September 28, 2016, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Ramirez-Andrade was arrested in Gillette, 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.

Rogelio Cabrera-Bedolla, 41, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on September 28, 2016, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Cabrera-Bedolla 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.

Alton Paul Nelson, 31, of Vanderwagen, New Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on September 28, 2016, for failure to register as a sex offender. Nelson was arrested in Delta, Colorado. He received 30 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $500.00 fine. This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.

Charles Mathis, 52, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on September 28, 2016, for bank robbery. Mathis was arrested in Douglas, Wyoming. He received 77 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $809.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Douglas Police Department, the Converse County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Joseph Tyrell Devries, 33, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on September 27, 2016, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Devries was arrested in Johnson County, Wyoming. He received 110 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 Highway Patrol and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Luis Enrique Salazar-Benitez, 42, of Sinaloa, Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on September 27, 2016, for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Salazar-Benitez was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 135 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 results from an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) joint investigation conducted by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, the Gillette Police Department, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.

Julio Cesar Munoz-Hernandez, 30, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on September 26, 2016, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Munoz-Hernandez was arrested in Gillette, 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.

Ricky Lee Capellen, 56, of Riverton, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on September 26, 2016, for conspiracy to distribute at least 500 grams of methamphetamine. Capellen received 120 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $900.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Avel Lopez-Perez, a/k/a Ricardo Alvarez, 45, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on September 22, 2016, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Lopez-Perez was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 18 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five 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.

Kwok Lun Chow, 49, of San Francisco, California, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on September 22, 2016, for possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Chow was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 36 months of probation, with the first eight months on home confinement and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Highway Patrol and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Kemp Eugene Cravens, 64, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on September 20, 2016, for bank robbery and use and brandish a firearm. Cravens was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 108 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment, a $500.00 fine and $676.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Evansville Police Department, the Casper Police Department, the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Immigration
Violent Crime
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Updated September 30, 2016