Man convicted of assault in Maybell
Man jailed after hitting co-workers with tire iron, trying to run over others
Vernon Hanway, 36, from Lander, Wyo., was convicted of two counts of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon and one count of reckless driving on Friday.
The conviction stems from an incident on an oil rig south of Maybell in July 1998 where Hanway allegedly went after two of his co-workers with a tire iron and then tried to run down two other co-workers with his pickup truck at the job site. He was apprehended in Maybell shortly after the incident.
Hanway was originally charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of attempted vehicular assault.
Moffat County Sheriff’s Department Detective K. C. Hume was pleased with the conviction.
“I’m extremely satisfied with the verdict,” said Hume. “I think the district attorney’s office did an excellent job with prosecuting the case. I have spent over a year working on the case and it is satisfying to see it to its end.”
Hanway is being held in Moffat County Jail awaiting his sentencing that is scheduled for late October.