SHERIDAN, WY – A Sheridan County resident has been charged with two misdemeanors and nine felonies for wanton destruction of big game animals. Gregg Lambdin, a 62-year-old Sheridan resident turned himself into the Sheridan County Sheriff’s office on Tuesday.

The charges stem from a two-month investigation by Wyoming Game and Fish Department law enforcement officers after information was provided to them about possible illegal activity on a property outside of Sheridan.

A search warrant was served on Nov. 27, 2018 in cooperation with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and evidence was collected from the property. During the course of the investigation, 114 big game animal carcasses in varying stages of decomposition were documented.

Based on results from the investigation, an arrest warrant was issued on Feb. 4, 2019. The suspect reported to the Sheridan County Detention Center Feb. 5. and appeared the same day in Sheridan County Circuit Court. A $10,000 bond with conditions was set.

“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.”

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