WPR News
12:28 pm
Mon July 5, 2004

Arrest Made in Sheridan Murder

Sheridan, WY – A man is in custody in connection with a Friday murder in Sheridan. Stephen Hyatt is accused of commandeering a young woman's car at gunpoint. According to witnesses, 18-year-old Kaleigh Ford tried to get away by jumping from the moving vehicle. But Hyatt allegedly ran after her and shot her in the back. Police says while Ford was on the ground, the suspect shot her again, in the back of the head. Hyatt was found by law enforcement near Ten Sleep, driving Ford's car. A sawed-off shotgun was found in the vehicle. Hyatt is being held on $200,000 bond pending the filing of formal charges.