Fremont Co. Teen Arrested for First Degree Murder

 Victoria Fregoso reports, vfregoso@k2tv.com

 Fremont County Sheriff's deputies have taken 19-year-old Laziur Stephen Hanway Jr. into custody in connection with the death of two Hudson residents. 43-year-old Erik Likes and 19-year-old Elva Quiver died in a mobile home explosion this past november.



 November 17, 2011, 19-year-old Elva Quiver and 43-year-old Erik Likes died inside of this mobile home. Now authorities have arrested 19-year-old Laziur Hanway Jr. of Ethete in connection with their death.

Captain Ryan Lee with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office says "The investigation has revealed that Miss Quiver was stabbed to death and that Mr. Likes was beaten and stabbed to death. The investigation also reveals there was an apparent robbery and then both victims were then murdered and the home was set on fire."

During Hanway's initial appearance in Riverton's Circuit Court it was revealed he faces four different counts of first degree murder, along with first degree arson, and two counts of aggravated robbery.

According to the affidavit, a cigarette lighter was discovered 30 yards away from the trailer, as well as blood inside of Erik Likes' pickup truck. The DNA was sent to the Wyoming State Crime Lab and results showed some of the DNA discovered on the scene belonged to Hanway.
Authorities also say Hanway had a connection to Likes before the incident.

"We do know that the suspect that is in our custody at one time worked for Mr. Likes."

The court document also states that Erik Likes often times carried large amounts of cash on him, wore expensive jewelry and kept jars filled with large amounts of money around his house. But when authorities searched the home, they were unable to find any money or jewelry.

Officers with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wyoming DCI agents and FBI Agents served a warrant at Hanway's home on 17 Mile Road on the Wind River Reservation.
The affidavit reveals while serving the search warrant, an underground bunker was discovered that had bloody clothes belonging to Hanway and some of Erik Likes belongings.

Hanway admitted the clothes were his and also revealed to the officers where he was hiding jewelry he took from the Likes residence.

In court, the judge set Hanway's bond at $2,000,000, Fremont County  attorneys said Hanway, quote, "represents an extreme danger to the community."

His next court appearance will take place on Wednesday March 14th at 9 a.m.