In Brief: Man Charged With Fighting Arrest, Breaking Leg Of Casper Police Officer

A 41-year-old Evansville man who wanted to use drugs one more time before entering treatment is accused of breaking the leg of a Casper police officer while fighting his arrest.

Dale Killingbeck

July 10, 20243 min read

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(Dale Killingbeck, Cowboy State Daily)

CASPER — A 41-year-old Evansville, Wyoming, man who said he wanted to “tie one off” before entering a facility for drug and alcohol treatment allegedly broke a Casper Police Officer’s leg.

Anthony Steve Roy appeared in court Wednesday via videoconference for his initial appearance in Casper Circuit Court accused of interference with a police officer.

According to court records, two Casper police officers responded to a call about midnight Sunday of “suspicious” behavior from a man and woman, who appeared to be using narcotics in a car in the parking lot of the Central Wyoming Counseling Center.

When the first officer arrived, Roy and a female were standing by the vehicle and Roy began walking away.

The officer told Roy to stop walking away that he needed to speak with him.

Roy replied that “he didn’t need to talk to him and began walking” toward the entrance of the counseling center, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

The affidavit states the officer again told Roy to stop moving.

He refused and told the officer “that he had a warrant and there was nothing” the officer could do about it.

The officer tried to detain Roy, who pulled his arm away and shoved the the officer. The officer then closed his distance to again attempt to detain him.

Broken Leg

The struggle between them resulted in the officer being hurt, the affidavit says.

“During the initial confrontation (the officer) broke his leg, but continued fighting Roy while trying to place him into custody,” the affidavit states.

The second officer arrived and both officers subdued him.

Roy refused treatment for his injuries and, while being placed in the patrol vehicle, began kicking at officers “and had to be taken to the ground again,” the affidavit says.

Officers could smell alcohol on Roy, who also allegedly told officers that he trying to get placed in treatment but wanted to “tie one off” before he did, meaning use illicit substances again before going in.

Police confirmed there was a warrant out for Roy’s arrest, the affidavit states.

The injured officer sought treatment at Banner Wyoming Medical Center where it was determined his fibula was broken, the affidavit says.

$60,000 Bond

In court Wednesday, Roy told Judge Brian Christensen that he had been in the Casper area for 12 years and that he was on probation from drug court.

Initial bond in the case following his arrest was set at $60,000 cash or surety.

Defense attorney Kurt Infanger told the judge the bond “seems high for this offense,” but the judge upheld it.

The charge of interference carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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Dale Killingbeck


Killingbeck is glad to be back in journalism after working for 18 years in corporate communications with a health system in northern Michigan. He spent the previous 16 years working for newspapers in western Michigan in various roles.