The Casper Police Department is conducting an ongoing investigation into a domestic violence incident that occurred on December 21, 2021.
Around 7:30am on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, Casper Police responded to a disturbance at a residence located in the 900 block of South Poplar in Casper. Initial information provided to officers suggested there was a physical altercation between two individuals, an adult male and adult female, inside the home. Officers had reason to believe the female was injured and was unable to leave the home. Officers believed this may be a potential hostage situation with the apparent suspect inside the home, not allowing the victim to leave. Officers were also alerted to the possibility of firearms inside the residence.
With this information, officers immediately responded to the residence and, with no answer at the door, set up a perimeter.
Officers located the victim, who appeared to have physical injuries, through a broken window. Officers carefully approached the home and utilized the broken window to rescue the woman. She was immediately transported to the hospital.
The Casper Police Department Victim Services Unit responded to the hospital to provide immediate services and care to the victim.
Unsure if the apparent suspect was inside the home, officers took every precaution to secure the area to keep nearby citizens and themselves safe. Law enforcement personnel from the Wyoming Highway Patrol and Natrona County Sheriff’s Office assisted officers.
Ultimately, officers made entry into and cleared the home, finding no one inside. A short time later, officers secured the scene and continued the investigation.
Around 12:30pm the same day, a call was received by the Casper-Natrona County Public Safety Communications Center reporting a fire at the same residence involved in the morning’s incident. Callers reported seeing a female leave the residence moments before.
The Casper Police Department responded with Casper Fire-EMS to the scene. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze, declaring the home a complete loss. There was no one inside the home during the fire.
After investigation, it was determined the fire was intentionally set. Officers located both involved individuals from the morning’s incident, who resided in the home, and transported them to the Casper Police Department for interviews.
After further investigation, the involved female, 44-year-old Casper woman, Judith Cable, was arrested for one recommended felony count of arson.
The involved male, 32-year-old Casper man Nathan Bristow, was arrested for one recommended felony charge of strangulation of a household member and one recommended misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.
This investigation remains active and ongoing.
The Casper Police Department would like to thank the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office, Wyoming Highway Patrol, Wyoming Medical Center, CPD Victim Services, and Casper Fire-EMS for their assistance in this case.
The Casper Police Department is dedicated to the protection and safety of our community through the highest standards of professionalism in police services.