Two added to Sweetwater County’s Most Wanted list

Two added to Sweetwater County’s Most Wanted list

Tessa Claire Rice

ROCK SPRINGS — Two new names have been added to the Sweetwater County’s Most Wanted list, Sheriff Rich Haskell said today. Authorities are seeking information on the whereabouts of Buck Allen Rushlow and Tessa Claire Rice, both of Rock Springs.

Originally charged with Aggravated Assault and Battery and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) after a 2013 shooting incident in Rock Springs, Rushlow later pled no contest to Reckless Endangering (Pointing a Firearm) and was placed on probation. In January, 2014, a Petition for Revocation of Probation was filed accusing him of violating his probation and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest by District Court Judge Nena James.

Rushlow is a 24-year-old white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5’6″ tall and weighs 130 pounds.

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Rice’s charges stem from a 2012 Rock Springs Police Department investigation, which resulted in her being charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Third Offense, Marijuana and Methamphetamine), felonies that each carry a maximum possible penalty of five years of imprisonment, a $5,000 fine, or both. In June, 2013, Rice pled guilty in District Court in Green River to a single count and was sentenced to prison for 4 to 5 years. The sentence was suspended and she was placed on three years of probation. In December of 2013, she was formally charged with violating her probation and a District Court bench warrant was issued for her on January 6, 2014.

Rice is described as a white female, 25 years of age, height 5’5″, weight 140 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Haskell asks that anyone with information on Rushlow or Rice contact the Sheriff’s Office or other law enforcement agency.  “Do not approach or attempt to detain these people yourself,” he said, “just call it in.”