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Stephens v. State

Wyoming Supreme Court
734 P.2d 555 (1987)


Roy Dale Stephens (defendant) allowed a friend, Harry Van Buren, to stay at his home one night after Van Buren informed Stephens that he had burglarized Yellowstone Electric hours earlier. Instead of informing the police or instructing Van Buren to leave, Stephens said that he “didn’t want to hear about it,” and went to bed. The following morning, Stephens and Van Buren set out to find a part for Stephens’ truck. When no part could be located, Van Buren gave Stephens $100 to help him purchase a car. Upon returning home Stephens was questioned by the police about the burglary. At first, Stephens denied having any knowledge about the crime, but later admitted that Van Buren had informed him that he had committed the act. Stephens was charged with and convicted of being an accessory after the fact to Van Buren’s burglary. Stephens appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Brown, C.J.)

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