CASPER, Wyo. — A 27-year-old man faces a felony charge of property destruction after police said he shot a van multiple times as it sat in front of a Casper home Monday.
Corey Garriott made his initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court on Tuesday, when prosecutors charged him with the felony.
Police went to a Desmet Drive house on Monday after receiving a report of a shooting. Arriving at the scene, they found a van that had been shot eight times, with most of the bullets having struck the vehicle around its gas tank, authorities say. No injuries were reported.
The van’s owner told police he had recently been in an argument with his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend, according to an arrest affidavit from the case.
After talking with the victim’s ex-girlfriend and a friend of her current boyfriend, authorities arrested Garriott.
Detectives say Garriott’s girlfriend owned a 9mm handgun that could not be located and that shell casings matching bullets for the gun were found at the scene.
They also say a man with whom Garriott had spent time on Sunday night claimed Garriott told him he planned on shooting the van.
Garriott faces a maximum possible penalty of 10 years behind bars if convicted. Judge Michael Patchen set his bond at $15,000 on Tuesday.
Garriott will have a preliminary hearing in coming weeks, when a judge will decide if enough evidence exists for him to stand trial.
He remained in the Natrona County Detention Center on Tuesday evening.