Wyoming federal judges recently sentenced 11 defendants for crimes involving firearms, drugs, assault, child pornography and illegal aliens, according to a news release from the Wyoming U.S. Attorney’s Office.

U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl sentenced Jeremiah John Martinez, 35, of Cheyenne for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  He received four years, three months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.

This case was investigated by the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

 

Skavdahl sentenced Christina Marquez, 22, of Sacramento, Calif., for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and for carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.  Marquez was arrested in Rawlins.  She received seven years of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $200 special assessment and $500 in restitution.

This case was investigated by the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, and the BATFE.

 

Skavdahl sentenced Javonn Rae Lynch, 27, of Fort Washakie for assault, resisting, or interfering with a federal officer.  She received one year of imprisonment, to be followed by one year of probation, and was ordered to pay a $25 special assessment.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.

 

Skavdahl sentenced Allen James Hendrickson, 29, of Rock Springs for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  He received three years of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.

This case was investigated by the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office and the BATFE.

 

Skavdahl also sentenced Cher Yang, 57, of Roberts, Wisc., for possession with intent to distribute marijuana.  Yang was arrested in Cheyenne.  He received five months of imprisonment, to be followed by two years of probation, with the first five months in home confinement. Yang also was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and $300 in restitution.

This case was investigated by the DCI.

 

Chief U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal sentenced Charles E. Mathisen, 64, of Gillette for production of child pornography.  He received 45 years of imprisonment, to be followed by a lifetime of probation, was ordered to pay a $200 special assessment.

This case was investigated by the DCI’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

 

Freudenthal also sentenced Manuel Jose Sanchez, 29, of Cheyenne for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  He received eight years, one month of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.

This case was investigated by the BATFE and the Cheyenne Police Department.

 

U.S. District Court Judge Alan Johnson sentenced Angelo Michael Reyes, 50, of Blythe, Calif., for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  He received five years, 10 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and $900 in restitution.

The DCI investigated this case.

 

Freudenthal and Johnson also sentenced three Mexican nationals for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. They were arrested in Teton County.

  • Gabino Martinez-Jimenez, 30, of Oaxaca, Mexico, received time served, plus 10 days, was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody.
  • Jose Vazquez-Huerta, 29, of Tlaxcala, Mexico, received time served, plus 10 days, was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody.
  • Reyna Castillo-Hernandez, 41, of Mexico City received six months of imprisonment, was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody.

These cases were investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.