County attorney files motion to protect theft victims

SUBLETTE COUNTY – Sublette County Attorney Mike Crosson is asking to have all confidential and personal information of victims redacted in the felony cases of three people charged with stealing dozens of licenses and cards.

He filed motions on March 29 in 9th District Court asking Judge Marv Tyler for protective orders in the cases of Nykolus K. Williams-Richburg, Antwan T. Kegler and Jerquila K. Bell.

The three Florida residents were arrested on Feb. 9 with more than 50 driver’s licenses, credit and debit cards, checkbooks, cell phones and other personal items reported stolen from a number of states.

Each pleaded not guilty during March 18 videoconference arraignments.

On Feb. 9, Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper James DiMele stopped a 2020 Toyota Camry, rented by Kegler and driven by Williams-Richburg with Bell as passenger. The car was going 88 miles per hour in a 70-mph zone, according to his affidavit.

Richburg provided a license and Social Security card in the name of Alvin L. Johnson and a citation was issued in that name, it says. However, a K9 drug dog alerted to the vehicle and a search yielded marijuana – as well as “dozens of stolen driver’s licenses, credit/ debit cards, checkbooks and a passport.”

When taken into custody, Bell allegedly entered the jail with marijuana on her person.

Kegler, Bell and Richburg are each charged with felony counts of conspiracy to possess a forged writing, misdemeanor theft, misdemeanor interference with a peace officer and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, according to court records.

Kegler and Richburg are also charged with speeding. Kegler faces another felony charge of possession of a forged writing. Richburg is charged with driving with a suspended license. Bell is charged with the felony of taking a controlled substance into jail.

Each is scheduled for trial July 19 with pretrial conferences on June 18.