Sentence Modification Hearing Held in District Court for Gillette Man

A sentence modification hearing was held Thursday in Fourth Judicial District Court for a Gillette man that was sentenced to prison for burglary.

On March 11 of last year, Cody Groombridge was arrested and charged with Felony Burglary after officers with the Sheridan Police Department responded to a report of a car alarm being activated at a residence on East 5th Street. Upon arrival, the officer that responded to the report, found Groombridge sitting in the vehicle that matched the description in the report. Groombridge was arrested after he failed to provide the police officer with a legitimate reason for being in the vehicle.

In October, Groombridge was sentenced to 3 to 6 years in prison to run concurrent to the sentence for a pending probation revocation charge in Campbell County. Groombridge was sentenced to 5 years of supervised probation on the probation revocation, which led him to file a motion for a sentence reduction in District Court in Sheridan. District Court Judge John Fenn said that he’d take the matter under advisement and that a formal ruling would be made in the next couple of weeks. Judge Fenn said that he would likely grant the motion for a sentence reduction of probation, once it can be confirmed through the Wyoming Department of Corrections that Groombridge is in an Adult Community Corrections program.