CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Cheyenne man who skipped jury duty because he couldn't shut down his business on short notice will now have to close shop for two weeks while he sits in jail.

Sixty-five-year-old Gary Schroeder on Thursday was sentenced to 14 days in jail after he pleaded no contest to indirect contempt of court.

Schroeder was summoned to appear after he told the Laramie County District Court Clerk's Office that he wasn't going to show when they called him to have him report for jury duty earlier this month. He told the clerk's office they could arrest him if they wanted to.

Had he gone to trial, Schroeder could have faced the maximum punishment of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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