Man charged with attempted murder for police standoff
RIVERTON — A Riverton man who directed gunfire at police during a 9-hour standoff this spring has been charged with 16 felonies, including three counts of attempted murder in the second degree.
Randy Pickering has been in custody since police arrested him March 22 after the standoff at his home on Minter Lane. By that time, officials had been trying to bring him in for several years, as there were several warrants for his arrest.
However, knowing he was wanted, Pickering had left the home “very few times” since 2010, according to Fremont County undersheriff Ryan Lee.
The last time police had tried arrested him, in February 2015, Pickering stood behind a barricaded porch and reported told police “this is not going to end pretty.”