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Cheyenne man arrested for assault of a pregnant woman while on bond

Laramie County Sheriff Vehicles (Lisa Hushbeck/Cap City News)

Update: This story has been updated with bond information.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Mitchell Clayton Ammons had his initial court appearance Monday, May 6, in Cheyenne for allegedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend. This appearance follows his previous no-contest plea to domestic battery involving the same victim in March.

According to the affidavit by Deputy Willie Chapman of the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department, the assault occurred on May 5 in the victim’s residence. Ammons allegedly hit his girlfriend multiple times including on her mouth and left hip.

The victim’s parents were present during the incident. After the victim alerted them via a call, her mother entered the house quietly while her father pursued Ammons when he attempted to flee.

The victim’s father chased him and was able to catch him and hold him until law enforcement arrived on the scene. When law enforcement arrived, the suspect was lying in the road and appeared to be unconscious. He was subsequently hospitalized and taken into custody.

The victim — who has cognitive disabilities, according to her parents — was taken to the hospital. After medical examinations confirmed her pregnancy, Ammons denied the assault but acknowledged the argument and his awareness of the victim’s pregnancy.

Ammons was under a no-contact order for the victim because of the pending domestic battery sentencing for which he was on a bond of his own recognizance. His current no-contest plea is being withheld as a deferral is being sought at sentencing. His bond in the new felony charge was set at $5,000 cash.

Ammons awaits sentencing for his previous domestic battery charge on May 29. There where be a preliminary hearing on the new charge May 15.


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