Torrington, Wyo. (Story by Denise Heilbrun-Ellis) February 18, 2021 — Jody Lynn Haymon, 26, agreed to a plea deal that his attorney and the state of Wyoming has come up with.
On Feb. 5, in Eighth Judicial Court with the Honorable Judge Patrick Korell presiding, the plea agreement which brought the original 11 counts down to Haymon pleading guilty to two, count 1 of aggravated battery, and Count III of felony property destruction. In return of the guilty plea, the State would drop the other nine charges.
In July 2020, Haymon stole a pickup from Dakota Forkner of Lingle and as he was attempting to elude officers, swerved the vehicle toward them, then hit the vehicle driven by Sheriff Kory Fleenor, causing damage to the vehicle.
The State offered Haymon a sentence of four to eight years on both Counts I and III, to run consecutively. The sentence was suspended, with probation for five years given. He is also to pay restitution of $21,949.64.
Korell agreed to the plea agreement and the Department of Probation and Parole were ordered to prepare a pre-sentencing investigation.