Year in Review: Fourth Quarter of 2016

In mid October, an intruder, that was later identified as 39-year-old Terry Tate Twomey of Sheridan, was shot and killed during a home invasion at a residence on the 200 block of West 10th Street in Sheridan. Sheridan Police Lieutenant Tom Ringley brings us more details.

Twomey entered the residence early in the morning and was shot and killed by the male resident of the home when he refused to leave peacefully. Ringley said he does not expect charges to filed in regard to the shooting.

In November, on the night before Thanksgiving, Sheridan Fire and Rescue was paged to a report of a gas leak in the construction area next to Sheridan Memorial Hospital. According to Captain Gary Harnish there were no injuries.

A fire was started before MDU was able to arrive, however, they did eventually pinch off the line and stop the flames. Sheridan Fire Rescue then put out the remaining fires. At least one piece of equipment was seriously damaged.

December started out with four armed men forcing their way into a rural residence in northern Sheridan County and robbing the lone male occupant. The suspects fled in an unknown direction in a red colored vehicle. An unknown amount of cash and coin was stolen, along with several loaded handguns and rifles. The victim was not injured and he complied with the offenders throughout the encounter. Also in December, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce held their 2-day Legislative Forum. State Senator Dave Kinskey shared why he thinks the forum is important.

During the two day event, the legislators heard from 30 different community organizations. The information they received will help them during January’s legislative session in Cheyenne.