Casper Man Accused of Assaulting Woman as She Held Her Child

Casper police say a man assaulted a woman over the course of several days and in one instance caused the woman to suffer a dislocated shoulder last month.

And in another incident, police say 29-year-old Zachary Garrett Knigge pulled the woman to the ground as she was holding her child on her knee.

That’s according to charging documents recently filed in Natrona County District Court last week.

Knigge is facing the felony charges of child abuse, witness intimidation and interference with custody. Child abuse is punishable by up to 10 years behind bars, $10,000 in fines or both, while the intimidation and interference charges are punishable by up to five years in prison.

Knigge is also facing misdemeanor charges of unlawful telephone calls and two charges of domestic battery.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, Casper police were dispatched to a home in the 2000 block of South Beverly on June 9. There, they spoke with Knigge who said he was upset because the alleged victim was not answering his phone calls. Roughly an hour later, the woman was seen at Wyoming Medical Center for a dislocated shoulder

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