Man Admits to Stealing Generators from Centennial Woods
An Albany County man pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft Friday in District Court.
James Michael Williams, 41, admitted to stealing four generators with a total value of $2,800 from Centennial Woods on July 4 and 5. The prosecution agreed to drop a charge of wrongful taking or disposing of property and recommend a split sentence with time in one of Wyoming’s three Adult Community Corrections facilities in exchange for the guilty plea.
The plea deal also calls for Williams to pay restitution on both counts.
The prosecution’s sentencing recommendation is not binding, and Williams could face up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine at sentencing.
Judge Jeffrey Donnell on Friday referenced the $10,000 cash bond on which Williams was being held and asked defense attorney Candace Pisciotti if she would like to request a modification.
Pisciotti said that Williams is wanted in Utah on an unrelated charge, so there would not be much of a point in modifying Williams’ bond.
Donnell decided to revoke Williams’ bond to make sure he sticks around for the sentencing hearing, which will be scheduled pending completion of the presentence investigation.