All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Grey Burnett, 23, of Fremont County, is facing a 3rd or Subsequent Domestic Battery charge and Interference with a Peace Officer charge. The charges come after a report of a physical altercation that is alleged to have occurred in Riverton on December 31st, 2019.
Burnett waived his preliminary hearing on January 10th, 2020. The case has been transferred to District Court for arraignment. A jury trial date has been set for May 11th, 2020.
Court documents report Burnett along with “other unknown assailants” allegedly physically assaulted the victim “multiple times” the evening of December 31st after a verbal argument with Burnett.
During the early morning hours of January 1st, 2020, officers located Burnett at the Riverton hospital. It is not clear in court documents as to why Burnett was under the care of the hospital at that time. The responding officer noted Burnett allegedly became “agitated” during questioning at the hospital, and “observed him to ball his fists in an aggressive manner.” He then reportedly attempted to get out of the hospital bed and threatened the officer more than once.
The responding officer observed black and blue coloring on the victim’s face and visible swelling. They also noted “several fresh scratches” on their face.
Domestic Battery – 3rd of Subsequent charge is a felony with a maximum penalty of imprisonment for no more than 10 years, a fine of no more than $10,000 or both. Court documents list this charge as an “Enhancement,” noting Burnett has two previous battery convictions; one in 2017 and one in 2018. The Interference with Peace Officer charge is a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of imprisonment for no more than 1 year, a fine of no more than $1,000, or both.