UPDATE: Casper Police catch wanted suspect

Joshua Crook new mugshot
Joshua Crook new mugshot(Casper Police Department)
Published: Dec. 21, 2022 at 2:34 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Casper Police Department has confirmed to Wyoming News Now that they have arrested a suspect that had been on the run for several months.

Joshua Charles Crook was arrested on December 18 at the Rodeway Inn on the east side of Casper, near Evansville. Crook had been on the loose, evading police, since August.

There had been a warrant out for Crook’s arrest. He was originally wanted for aggravated assault with a firearm.

Lieutenant Jeff Bullard says police originally went to the hotel for a separate investigation but, while investigating, learned that Crook may be staying there as a guest.

Once it was believed that Crook was indeed hiding out there, Casper Police went to the room, and Crook surrendered peacefully.

Bullard says the investigation into Crook has not been concluded yet, but several charges are pending.