Court shorts

  • The arraignment for Nicholas A. Leyva, of Daniel, is set for Thursday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m. in 9th District Court. Leyva is charged with felonies of attempted murder, aggravated assault and battery, strangulation of a household member and misdemeanors after an Aug. 31 domestic dispute. He is accused of attacking his spouse Dr. Steven Wallace, also of Daniel.
  • In Circuit Court, Kaycee McNinch submitted a written plea of not guilty to the Aug. 17 domestic battery of her stepmother. According to Deputy Danielle Cooper’s affidavit, when she arrested McNinch she told her to not bring any marijuana into the Sublette County Detention Center. Cooper later learned deputies found a suspected marijuana joint in McNinch’s pocket when she was booked. McNinch requested a six-person jury trial, which Judge Curt Haws scheduled for one day of Jan. 31, 2023, and the pretrial conference is on Dec. 19 at 9:30 a.m.
  • On Oct. 12, Adrian Sandoval will change his not guilty pleas in Circuit Court after reaching an agreement. Sandoval was charged with reckless endangering, reckless driving and property destruction. On June 23, he allegedly used his car to ram into another vehicle driven by a “terrified” man he was feuding with, records show. Judge Haws ordered Sandoval to not drive any vehicle and to have an anger management assessment. He set a trial for Nov. 15. Sublette County Attorney Mike Crosson submitted a notice of restitution on behalf of Jose Vega-Zamora for repairs and lost wages. Sandoval is asked to compensate the passenger Rayne Anderson for medical treatment at the Pinedale Clinic.