- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

LANDER, Wyo. (AP) - A Casper man has been sentenced to 12 to 15 years in prison for his role in a home invasion and robbery near Lander.

Bow Hepner was sentenced in Fremont County District Court on Tuesday after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors, K2TV reports (https://bit.ly/1rpuBp8).

Hepner had previously pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery. A charge of concealing stolen property was dropped.

Hepner’s co-defendant, Kelly Meehan of Gillette, has pleaded not guilty to aggravated robbery and concealing stolen property. Her trial is set for Oct. 27.

Hepner testified in court that Meehan did not know about his plans for the robbery.

K2TV reports that the pair escaped from a halfway house in Gillette and stole a car shortly before the May 18 robbery.

Deputies said the pair stopped at a home, asked for directions to Rawlins, then kept the victims at bay while they stole several items, including a handgun and ammunition.

Deputies said they pulled over a suspect vehicle in Riverton and arrested Meehan. Hepner fled on foot and was arrested nearby on May 19.

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Information from: KTWO-TV, https://www.k2tv.com/


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