Craig man charged in Wyoming robbery


A 20-year-old man was arrested Sunday in Sweetwater County, Wyo., on allegations that he robbed a Wamsutter restaurant using a pellet gun, according to a Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Justin Paul Roberts, of Craig, is charged with aggravated robbery, a felony. If convicted, he could face up to 25 years in prison.

A clerk at a Subway restaurant at Love’s Truck Stop in Wamsutter gave Roberts about $200 from a cash register after he allegedly pointed a gun at her early Sunday morning, according to the release and Detective Dick Blust Jr., Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office public information officer.

“Investigating deputies determined that the suspect purchased two dollars worth of gasoline at Love’s just prior to the robbery,” the release stated.

At about 5:25 a.m., a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper stopped to assist a motorist who had run out of gas about 60 miles west of Wamsutter on Interstate 80.

Roberts, the driver, matched the description of the alleged robber provided by the clerk and security tapes, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

A Powerline .177-caliber pellet gun and $231 in cash were retrieved from Roberts and his vehicle, the release stated.

Roberts was booked Sunday into the Sweetwater County Detention Center in Rock Springs, Wyo.

A Rock Springs Circuit Court judge set Roberts’ bond at $25,000 cash or surety at his initial appearance Monday, the release stated.

His preliminary hearing is set for 2:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in Circuit Court.

The Sheriff’s Office’s investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Armed robberies are “infrequent” in Sweetwater County, Blust said. He added: “We see a lot more nonviolent larcenies and burglaries.”


oldsage 7 years, 2 months ago

Was this an act of humanity or that of another "Supper Glide" worshiping fool. Clearly from the church of "If it feels good do it." These make up the rules and dogma of the humanistic religion make anything work for those who wish to justify anything they feel like doing at any given time. What a moron! Oh wait, I forgot, innocent until proven guilty! What do you want to bet......


Frank Estey 7 years, 2 months ago

Clearly this poor Baptist person has chosen the path of Satan and therefore has no direct responsibility for his actions. He will proceed to the fires of HELL to be judged, then condemned to eternal damnation for his sins, unless he can be saved and undergone a borne again experience. Then everything will be just fine and he can start all over again.

Otherwise he will go off to a Federal prison where he will meet a new class of people, become a better criminal and not get caught next time. That is what prison is for.

On the other hand Religion has nothing to do with it, he is just a screw up.


oldsage 7 years, 1 month ago

Oh my goodness! God hating is right up there on your list of things to accomplish isn't it.

And No, not quite. He will not end up in a federal prison because the felony committed is a state crime not a federal crime. A state facility is where he will spend his time. Obviously another case of needing an education! However it does sound like you do have an intimate knowledge of the people he might meet in a federal prison if he were to go to one!


Frank Estey 7 years, 1 month ago

Pro or Con. It starts with just a simple, innocent post. Then a counter-post reply. Then the bashing begins. Insults. Name calling. A line is drawn in the sand. Sides are taken. Counter-counter posts ensue. Then before long, the original purpose for the original post is long forgotten.

Can't we be more civilized :-)


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