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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Casper man charged with attempted murder in weekend Worland altercation

 

September 6, 2017



WORLAND – On Tuesday, Dominic Desean Jones, 18, of Casper, was arraigned in Fifth Judicial Circuit Court in Worland on one count of attempted murder in the second degree, after the alleged stabbing and attempted shooting of Cody Ray Kimble, 20, of Worland, on the evening of Sept. 2, in Worland.

According to documents provided by the court, at approximately 10:53 p.m. on Sept. 2, Worland Police Department officers were called to the 1200 block of Howell Avenue, responding to a report of an argument, and a possible gunshot.

Arriving on the scene, officers were directed to South 13th Street, were the altercation allegedly occurred. Upon inspection of the scene, officers found a large spot of blood and an open pocketknife on the ground.

At 11:11 p.m. officers were notified by Washakie Medical Center of a stabbing victim, Kimble, and officers arrived at the hospital at 11:19 p.m. to interview the victim.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, Kimble, in a second interview, on Sept. 3, stated that he had been stabbed by a person known as “Dom Jones” from Casper, and related the events leading up to the gunshot.

Kimble claimed that he was waiting for a friend and Jones to arrive on 13th Street, and when they arrived, Kimble and Jones exchanged words that led to a physical altercation. Kimble claimed he was on top of Jones on the ground when he was stabbed. Kimble then claimed Jones went to a car belonging to Sabrina Cassidy Schroefel, of Casper, and returned with a gun.

According to the affidavit, Kimble claimed he pushed away the barrel of the gun as it went off, prompting Jones and Schroefel to run to the car and drive away. Kimble then had a friend drive him to the vicinity of hospital and drop him off, where he was treated for a collapsed lung and puncture wounds.

On Sept. 3, officers interviewed Kimble’s friend and using photos acquired from social media, positively identified both Jones and Schroefel based on Kimble’s testimony. Casper police were notified, but were unable to find Jones and Schroefel, according to the affidavit.

On Monday, Sept. 4, at 6: 58 p.m., Jones and Schroefel showed up at the Worland Police Department, asking to speak with an officer. During the ensuing interviews with officers, after waiving his Miranda rights, Jones indicated that after visiting friends in Worland, he and Kimble got into an altercation on 13th Street after Kimble allegedly spit in Jones’ face.

During the fist fight that followed, Jones claimed Kimble started choking him when Jones pulled his pocketknife and stabbed Kimble in self-defense. Jones then claimed he and Schroefel returned to Casper, but decided to come back to Worland and talk to officers on Sept. 4.

According to the affidavit, during the interview Jones denied having a gun, and finally requested a lawyer. Jones was then arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and booked into the Washakie County Jail.

Charges of intent to commit second degree murder were filed against Jones by the Washakie County Attorney’s Office on Tuesday. Jones is currently being held on $100,000 cash-only bond, pending a preliminary hearing.

If found guilty, the charge is punishable by imprisonment for not less than 20 years to life, a fine of up to $10,000, or both.

 
 

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