CHEYENNE – A man who hit his girlfriend and damaged the car she was driving was sentenced to probation Monday in Laramie County District Court.

Quinton Peter was sentenced to 18 to 36 months in prison, suspended for three years of probation, for bringing a controlled substance into the jail, and 60 days in prison, suspended for six months probation, for domestic battery. The sentences are to run concurrently.

Peter also owes the car owner about $2,000 in restitution for the damage he did to the dashboard during the incident. District Judge Thomas Campbell ordered him to pay the restitution within 18 months.

On Feb. 26, Peter was riding in the car with his girlfriend when the two began having an argument, according to court documents. During the argument, Peter shoved his girlfriend against the car window and punched her on the side of her head. He also took a flashlight and began hitting the car’s dashboard, causing damage.

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Also heard in district court Monday afternoon:

Antwan McCray will have his competency evaluated in his criminal case. McCray is charged with causing bodily injury to a peace officer.

On Oct. 21 at the Laramie County jail, McCray is accused of punching a jail officer in the head, causing the officer’s head to hit a door frame, according to court documents. The officer was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and was diagnosed with a concussion by doctors.

Several inmates and jail video footage corroborate the officer’s story, according to court documents.

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Mijito Johnson had his bond hearing pending his sentencing after he was found guilty of interfering with child custody in a jury trial last week.

Johnson’s attorney, Ronald Pretty, said Johnson wants to be released on bond because he is the sole provider for his children and girlfriend.

Laramie County District Attorney Leigh Anne Manlove said she was concerned about Johnson being released on bond due to his behavior toward law enforcement and his children’s safety.

Campbell set Johnson’s bond at $10,000 at 10%.

Isabella Alves is the Wyoming

Tribune Eagle’s criminal justice

reporter. She can be reached at ialves@wyomingnews.com or

307-633-3128. Follow her on

Twitter @IsabellaAlves96.

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