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Riverton woman sentenced to probation for hitting three people with a car

March 2, 2017

A Natrona County judge sentenced a Riverton woman to four years of supervised probation Wednesday for hitting three people with a car.

Cecilia Warren, 24, pleaded guilty in December to three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Natrona County District Court Judge Daniel Forgey sentenced her to four years of supervised probation for each count, though she will serve the probationary terms concurrently. However, if Warren violates a condition of that probation, she could spend up to eight years in prison.

“This easily could have gone the other way, ma’am,” Forgey told Warren after deciding on the sentence Wednesday morning. “This was a very tough decision for me.”

Forgey also noted that Warren had no history of violent crime, which affected his decision.

Casper police arrested Warren in October after a crash near the intersection of Durbin and East K streets.

Investigators learned that Warren had driven a car into three people after an argument, court documents show. Warren then drove away from the scene and was later located by police.

One of the people Warren hit with the car had a fractured pelvis and a fractured spine. Another had a concussion.