Sheridan Man Faces Felony Charges for Wildlife Violations
A Sheridan County resident is now facing two misdemeanors and nine felonies stemming from a two- month Wyoming Game and Fish Department investigation.
According to a press release Feb. 6, the case began after game wardens received information about possible illegal activity on a property located outside of Sheridan.
On Nov. 27, 2018, the search warrant was served at the property in cooperation with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office. Among evidence collected at the time were 114 big game animal carcasses in varying stages of decomposition.
“It is unusual for felony charges to be filed in state wildlife crimes, but state statute does provide that option in certain cases,” said Sheridan Regional Wildlife Supervisor Craig Smith. “The Game and Fish Department, in consultation with the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office, believes they are appropriate in this case.”
Based on the investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for 61-year-old Gregg Lambdin Monday, Feb. 4. According to the release, Lambdin turned himself in at the Sheridan County Detention Center Feb. 5 and appeared in court the same day. His bail was set at $10,000.