Accessory charges dismissed in June stabbing
LARAMIE (WNE) — Felony charges against 20-year old Tessa Bean of Laramie were dismissed without prejudice by District Court Judge Tori Kricken on Sept. 24 after a motion to dismiss the charges was filed by the state Sept.21.
Bean was charged with felony accessory to attempted murder after her boyfriend, Jake Gillen, 22, of no known address, allegedly stabbed Terrence Gadlin, 30, of Laramie, in June.
Details on why Bean’s felony charge has been dismissed have not yet been released.
After seeing news reports about the stabbing, a Cheyenne resident contacted the authorities to report her cousin, Gillen.
Law enforcement said the confidential source explained to them that Bean and Gillen had showed up at her residence and told her a “big guy” in Laramie had “attacked” Bean and a fight ensued between Gillen and Gadlin.
After dropping off Gillen and Bean at a Motel 6 in Cheyenne, the source saw the reports from Laramie and learned the Laramie Police Department was seeking information about the incident.
State approves $3 million for assisted living facility
TORRINGTON (WNE) — A $3 million grant for a proposed 30-unit assisted living facility in Torrington received funding approval from the State Loan and Investment Board, according to a press release from the Wyoming Business Council.
According to the release, the project “will meet the demand for assisted living, as identified in two market studies. Seniors will have the opportunity to continue living in Goshen County where they might otherwise have to seek assisted living in Nebraska or other communities. The project will also provide employment opportunities in Torrington versus those who would commute for those jobs.”
The projected $7 million project will bring an estimated 15 jobs to the community.
“We’re ecstatic,” said Ashley Harpstrieth, CEO of the Goshen County Economic Development Corporation, which helped spearhead the project.
Dubbed the Evergreen Plaza Assisted Living Center, the facility will encompass almost 24,000 square feet on a three-acre site, donated by the city of Torrington.
The project still has to secure final approval from the Wyoming Attorney General’s office, Harpstreith said.