Green River Star -

By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Charges to be dismissed


A Green River man who admitted to excessively spanking his stepchild with a belt will have a felony child-abuse charge dismissed if he can complete probation.

Joshua Gautreaux, 30, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at a sentencing hearing to child abuse where he changed his plea to guilty, however the plea wasn’t entered.

Under Wyoming Statute 7-13-301, first-time offenders can have a felony dismissed if they successfully complete probation. It can only be once and only for certain charges.

Gautreaux must successfully complete three years supervised probation....

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