Wyoming federal judges recently sentenced four men, including two from Casper, for firearms crimes, according to a news release from the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office.

They also sentenced four other men for strangulation, child pornography, and illegal alien crimes.

Chief U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal sentenced Martin Hernandez, Jr., 32, of Casper for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He received three years, one month of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $400 fine and a $100 special assessment.

This case was investigated by the Mills Police Department, the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Freudenthal also sentenced Taylor Jay Whiting, 26, of Casper, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He received three years, one month of imprisonment, to be served consecutive to his undischarged terms of state imprisonment from Natrona County District Court. Whiting will be placed on three years of probation upon release from custody and was ordered to a $100 special assessment.

The BATFE and the Casper Police Department investigated this case.

Taylor Whiting, Casper Police Department

Whiting was involved in a home invasion in Evansville in July 2015, and an armed robbery related to a marijuana deal gone bad in December 2015.

U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl sentenced Julio Garay-Gutierrez, 40, of Mexico for being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm. Garay- Gutierrez was arrested in Cody. He received two years of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of probation, was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan Johnson sentenced Jeremy Taylor Harding, 36, of Riverton, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He received five years of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.

The BATFE and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation investigated this case.

Skavdahl sentenced Arvin Ignatius Felter, 26, of Riverton for assault by strangulation. Felter was arrested in Arapaho. He received two years of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of probation, and was order to pay a $100 special assessment.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs investigated this case.

Skavdahl also sentenced Daniel Curtis Garner, 41, of Torrington for possession of child pornography. Garner was arrested in Casper. He received time served, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and another $5,000 to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.

This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Judges also sentenced two men for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States.

Both men were arrested in Natrona County. The men are subject to deportation upon release from custody.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated these cases.

Johnson sentenced William Amadeo Salazar-Orellana, 33, of El Salvador, to six months of imprisonment, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.

Freudenthal sentenced Juan Carlos Correra-Ibarra, 28, of Durango, Mexico, to time served, plus 10 days, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment.