Casper man’s probation revoked after he allegedly shot kids with BB gun

2013-07-05T20:00:00Z 2013-08-02T00:25:52Z Casper man’s probation revoked after he allegedly shot kids with BB gunBy MEGAN CASSIDY Star-Tribune staff writer Casper Star-Tribune Online

A Casper man lost his probation privileges as well as the opportunity to scrub a felony from his record after allegedly shooting two young children with a BB gun.

The children's mother was at home on a recent Thursday evening when she heard her 5-year-old daughter crying outside. The girl and her 7-year-old brother had been out playing with the neighbor kids, and the woman ran out to see what was wrong, she would later tell police.  

The woman’s 19-year-old neighbor, Lucas Colgrove, had shot her son and daughter with a BB gun, she was told. Then after he shot the young girl he grabbed her, held the barrel of the gun against her forearm, and threatened to shoot her again, the woman heard. This final threat was what prompted the girl’s tears, the children told their mother.

The woman confronted Colgrove, who allegedly went on the offensive.

“You can’t do nothing to me,” Colgrove reportedly advised her. “I masturbate to your kids.”

Both Colgrove and the girl’s mother called the police, Colgrove’s affidavit states.

Officers talked to the other child witnesses, who essentially echoed the original story. In Colgrove’s account, though, the pellet had ricocheted off a house when it hit the young boy. He altogether denied shooting the girl or grabbing her arm, but did reportedly admit to the masturbation comment.  

Colgrove then made his own report regarding the children’s mother, claiming she threatened him.

“I have a gun that solves problems,” she reportedly told him during the confrontation. When police asked Colgrove if the woman had a gun in her hand when she stated as such, Colgrove conceded that she did not.  

Colgrove was arrested after the June 13 incident, but did not immediately appear in court. He remained in the Natrona County Detention Center for a number of days, according to the jail’s automated system.

It wasn’t Colgrove’s first brush with law enforcement. Nearly one year ago, Colgrove pleaded guilty to felony stalking after violating a protection order against two young women.

He received a one- to five-year probation term instead of prison time, and was granted a benefit afforded to first-time offenders in Wyoming. Per statute 7-13-301, if the defendant successfully completes his terms of probation, the court could dismiss further proceedings and void the guilty plea.

As of this week, the statute no longer applies to Colgrove.

According to Assistant District Attorney Michael Schafer, a judge revoked Colgrove’s probation and the 7-13-301 disposition due to the two new counts of battery. The judge additionally imposed a suspended sentence and ordered Colgrove to complete the Casper Re-Entry Center’s felony program, Schafer said.

Colgrove is an active social media user and authors a blog in which he describes himself as a “black sheep in my family.”  All social media aside from apparent automatic tweets went dark after June 13.

He is currently being held at the detention center.

Reach crime reporter Megan Cassidy at 307-266-0534 or Follow her on Twitter @meganrcassidy.

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  1. Lucas-Colgrove
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    Lucas-Colgrove - October 14, 2013 4:04 pm
    Hello Everybody. Let me take a minute to re-hash some issues with this article.

    First, be advised that I never told anybody I master bate to their children. That is sick and wrong.

    I was the one who called the police to the residence, two hours later, after I had been threatened.

    I shot nobody. The 7 year old held the gun, and shot his sister, after retrieving the gun from inside my house.

    I pled guilty to the charge last year in exchange for the 301 status. When they voided the deal, It voided my guilty plea.

    For more, where I commit slander against Ms. Cassidy, the same person that committed slander against me, please visit my blog at

    Thank you,
    Lucas A. Colgrove
  2. billy
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    billy - July 07, 2013 9:08 am
    Where are the parents? Or should I say lack of. They have raised a gem in this one. Everybody has the god given right to have children, but some should not exercise it, for the good of all of us.They might as well through away the key now before he really hurts someone. It's just a mater of time.
  3. balloon boy
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    balloon boy - July 07, 2013 8:16 am
    Lucas admits masturbating to the thought of her kids . Wow . I hope Lucas gets his ticket punched to to the maximum security prison in Rawlins . Once he gets there , his sex life isn't going to stop , but , it is going to change . I am sure that there is some big bull in there doing the same type of activity to the thought of Lucas in his cell .
  4. Sassy
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    Sassy - July 06, 2013 8:10 am
    Your done....
  5. Anniem26
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    Anniem26 - July 06, 2013 7:39 am
    I wonder if they will put this person in prison when he finally kills someone?
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