A Casper man accused of firing over 20 rounds at law enforcement as he led them on a high-speed chase through Cheyenne last month pleaded not guilty in Laramie County District Court Thursday to​ the nine charges against him.

Dominque Childers is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two felony and two misdemeanor counts of property destruction, felony possession of methamphetamine, reckless endangering-conduct and eluding​.

Court records say Childers was driving a stolen car 115 mph when a Wyoming trooper tried to stop him and his girlfriend, Chasity Jacobs, on Interstate 25 north of Cheyenne on May 3.

Childers failed to pull over, leading the trooper into Cheyenne and allegedly shooting at him multiple times before firing at a police officer.

The police officer returned fire, striking Childers twice, and Childers eventually crashed into the steel fence around the Cheyenne VA Medical Center.

Childers remains jailed on a $250,000 cash bond.  If convicted, he could face life in prison.


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