A Sheridan man was arraigned in Federal District Court in Cheyenne this week for several felony charges. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.
Acting United States Attorney for the District of Wyoming Bob Murray announced that 35-year-old Adam Godwin of Sheridan was charged by indictment and arrested by federal authorities for being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. On Tuesday, Godwin appeared before Federal District Judge Nancy Freudenthal for an arraignment hearing and pleaded not guilty to the charges. Judge Freudenthal set a trial date for December 13 in Federal District Court in Cheyenne.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms along with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office investigated the crime. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jonathon Coppom. In early August, a motion to dismiss without prejudice was granted in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan. At the hearing, Sheridan County Attorney Dianna Bennett said she filed the motion to dismiss without prejudice at the request of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms. Bennett said the ATF wanted the case dismissed as they intend to pursue the case because a firearm was involved and Godwin is a convicted felon. Godwin was sentenced to 3 to 5 years in prison in May for a burglary charge.