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Volume 4, Number 5 - April 29, 2004
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Aggravated assault dismissed, misdemeanor case continued

by Janet Montgomery

Sublette County Circuit Court records indicate that as of Wednesday, April 21, Solon Bing, 19, no longer has any charges pending against him.

According to Teton County Circuit Court, the charge against Bing was dismissed without prejudice.

Bing had been accused of aggravated assault, while Jeremiah Fitzgerald, who was allegedly accused in an associated incident, faces two misdemeanor charges: breach of peace and threatening telephone calls.

Fitzgerald's hearing was continued to 10:30 a.m. on May 11 with a sentencing hearing, according to the court.

Before he was represented, Fitzgerald had entered a guilty plea to disturbing the peace charge, but has not yet pleaded on the threatening telephone calls charge.

Teton County and Prosecuting Attorney Clark Allen did not return phone calls.

According to the criminal information filed against Fitzgerald, Sublette County Sheriff's Department Deputy Dan Jensen responded to a residence on South Lincoln in Pinedale on April 13 to take a report on an alleged assault and battery.

Jensen reportedly met with Bing and Fitzgerald, and Bing claimed that Stephen Manning had battered him. Fitzgerald was extremely angry and pacing the floor, making threatening remarks about what he was going to do to Manning, according to the documents.

Deputy Brian Sparks interviewed Manning's spouse, who told him that Fitzgerald had allegedly called her residence twice, looking for Manning, and allegedly saying, "Whey you see him, tell him he's dead," according to the documents. Manning's spouse also claimed that she knows the voice of Fitzgerald and can identify him as the person making the threatening calls.

According to the documents, a bartender reported that Fitzgerald came into the bar looking for Manning and saying that he intended to kill Manning. Fitzgerald called dispatch looking for Manning, and allegedly told dispatch that if the sheriff's office did not take care of this situation, he would find Manning and mess him up, according to the documents.

Breach of peace is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than six months, and a fine of not more than $750, or both. Threatening telephone calls is a misdemeanor that is punishable by imprisonment for not more than a year, and fine of not more than $1,000, or both.

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