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Defendant stole a car in Thermopolis and drove it toward Colorado. Defendant was arrested and jailed in Colorado. The State of Wyoming charged Defendant in Laramie County with receiving stolen property and in Hot Springs County with larceny. The State filed detainers in Colorado pursuant to the Interstate Agreement on Detainers (IAD), and Defendant requested deposition of the charges against him in both counties. Because the State failed to try Defendant within the 180-day period required by the IAD, the Laramie County charges were dismissed with prejudice. The State again failed to timely bring Defendant to trial, and the Hot Springs County charge was dismissed with prejudice. Defendant was then transported back to Colorado. The State then filed another charge against Defendant in Hot Springs County for receiving stolen property. A jury convicted Defendant. The Supreme Court reversed, holding that the dismissal of the Laramie County charge with prejudice barred the State from charging Defendant with the same crime in Hot Springs County.