Gillette Man Faces Perjury, Forgery Charges for Posing as Someone Else in Court
Hans Heller, 30, has been charged with felony perjury and felony forgery after posing as someone else and following through with court proceedings until he was released.
Heller was originally contacted by a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop in August 2018, where he identified himself with a false name, according to an affidavit of probable cause submitted in the case.
The name provided, Scotty Knight, had an active arrest warrant attached to it for failure to pay on a criminal trespass charge and Heller was taken into custody.
Heller forged Knight’s signature on multiple jail and court documents while incarcerated. He appeared before Circuit Court Judge Paul Phillips for a video arraignment, still posing as Knight, and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for time served.
Heller was released later that day.
Another deputy with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office came across the booking photo for a former inmate that was identified as Scotty Knight;, however, the deputy recognized the person in the photo to actually be Heller.
The deputy compared “Knight’s” photo to a recent photo of Heller; the person in both photos were the same, according to the affidavit.
The deputy learned that Heller actually had three active arrest warrants in Campbell County for interference, failure to pay child support, and failing to pay on a driving under suspension charge.
Heller’s license had also been suspended in 2016.
Deputies arrested Heller at Wal-Mart on Nov. 7 and charged him with felony perjury, felony forgery, two counts of interference, failure to pay child support.