Riverton Police Seek Help In Finding Man Sought In Shooting

The Riverton police department on Monday announced it had identified the man believed responsible for a shooting last week in Riverton.

Clair McFarland

May 02, 20222 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Investigators have identified a man sought following a Riverton shooting last week as a 22-year-old Riverton resident.

The Riverton Police Department asked for the public’s help in locating Ryder Jenkins, who is being sought in connection with the April 26 shooting that left one person hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The department urged members of the public not to approach Jenkins.

“Please contact the Riverton Police Department from a safe distance,” said an RPD statement released Monday.  

Jenkins is described as being an American Indian who is 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing about 160 pounds with tattoos on the scalp, neck, face, chest, back and arms.  

Under his right eye is a treble clef tattoo, under his left eye is a teardrop. A large tattoo of the number 1 is on his right forearm, the number 8 is on his left forearm and a large C and large V are tattooed on his stomach.  

“If you know where Jenkins currently is,” said the release, “or have any information that may be relevant in locating him, please contact the Riverton Police Department” or local law enforcement agency. RPD’s landline is 307-856-4891.  

Jenkins was arrested in Riverton in 2020 for aggravated assault and battery, battery, and reckless endangering. He also was charged with aggravated assault and battery with a deadly weapon in 2018, but the charge was downgraded to reckless endangering.  

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Clair McFarland

Crime and Courts Reporter