Wilkinson challenges misdemeanor conviction

Document claims insufficient basis to support guilty finding


Despite pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of obstructing government operations, Sidney Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson is challenging his conviction.

In a court document filed last month, Wilkinson’s attorney Thomas Sonntag argued that the Cheyenne County Court committed three errors in finding Wilkinson guilty of the alleged crime and sentencing him to 30 days in jail.

Wilkinson has filed an appeal in the case. At a hearing on Aug. 7, special appointed Cheyenne County District Court Judge Travis O’Gorman gave Wilkinson until next week to submit a written appeal. The state will th...

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