ROCK SPRINGS — A 45-year-old Rock Springs man was arrested this afternoon in connection to the shooting death that occurred in Clearview Acres this summer, according to information from the The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office.
Lena Lynn Fletcher, 46, of Rock Springs, was shot to death in her home in the 100 block of Clearview Acres west of Rock Springs on June 29.
When deputies arrived at the scene they witnessed Fletcher’s husband, Jason Lee Fletcher, straddled over the top of his wife’s body holding a towel over a gunshot wound to her neck.
Lena Fletcher was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband initially claimed that she either accidentally or purposely shot herself with a loaded revolver after a night of heavy drinking. However, a forensic pathologist later ruled Lena’s death a homicide.
Through the course of the investigation since that day, sheriff’s detectives ultimately discovered several more pieces of forensic and ballistic evidence contrary to Jason Fletcher’s claim that Lena’s fatal injuries were the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A bench warrant was issued for Fletcher’s arrest earlier this morning, and sheriff’s detectives arrested him this afternoon without incident. Fletcher is charged with involuntary manslaughter, which in Wyoming is a felony punishable by imprisonment for up to 20 years.
Fletcher remains in custody at the Sweetwater County Detention Center awaiting his initial appearance in court.