A 34-year-old Sheridan man was arraigned in Fourth Judicial District Court Thursday on a number of charges, including five felonies and two misdemeanors. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.
Adam Broussard pleaded not guilty to four counts of aggravated assault and battery, all of which are felonies, one count of felony use or possession of a firearm, one count of misdemeanor reckless endangering and one count of misdemeanor eluding police. Sheridan County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Christopher LaRosa is pursuing habitual offender status for the four aggravated assault and battery charges.
Habitual offender status is defined as an individual who has been convicted of a felony on two or more previous charges separately brought and tried which arose out of separate occurrences in Wyoming or elsewhere. If the crime for which the defendant is being charged with is a violent felony, it is punishable by not less than 10 years and up to 50 years in prison if the individual has two previous violent felony convictions and up to life in prison if the person has three or more previous convictions.
Broussard was convicted of aggravated robbery in 2009 in Park County and aggravated robbery and use or possession of a firearm in Sheridan County in 2019. District Court Judge Darci Phillips scheduled a four-day jury trial for the week of October 24 and set the pretrial conference for September 22 at 10:30 am. The defendant’s motion to modify his bond was denied by the Court due to the nature of the current charges and his criminal history. According to court documents, Broussard was charged with the alleged crimes for pointing a 9mm handgun at four people at a bar in downtown Sheridan on May 19. Broussard fled in his vehicle with two female occupants when an officer with the SPD who was patrolling the downtown area, attempted to stop him for driving without his headlights on.
A brief pursuit ensued and was called off soon after by the officer. Broussard was arrested later that day while attempting to flee Sheridan. The 9mm handgun used in the alleged crimes was located at his residence.
Last modified: June 24, 2022