A wanted Cheyenne man who police say stole more than a thousand dollars worth of glasses from an eye clinic before punching an employee in the face and driving away is now behind bars.

Timeline of Events

Police spokeswoman Alex Farkas says it all started around noon on Feb. 24, after a man, later identified as 32-year-old Charles Lynn Anaya, walked into the Cheyenne Vision Clinic at 1854 Dell Range Blvd., took multiple pairs of glasses from the display cases, and left without paying.

"A female employee followed Anaya to the parking lot and confronted him as he entered his vehicle," said Farkas.

"She was able to retrieve the glasses but was punched in the face multiple times by Anaya," Farkas added. "The vehicle then left the location."

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Farkas says officers completed an affidavit of probable cause and a warrant was issued for Anaya’s arrest.

On Thursday, March 7, police spotted a man matching Anaya’s description walking in the area of East 15th Street and Hot Springs Avenue.

When police asked the man his name, he reportedly falsely identified himself as Charles Jolley.

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Police were able to confirm it was Anaya, and when they ran his name he came back with three warrants out of Laramie County Circuit Court, including the one for the incident at the eye clinic, and one from Cheyenne Municipal Court.

Laramie County Circuit Court Warrants

  • Theft over $1,000 and simple assault - signed by Judge Sean Chambers on Feb. 26.
  • Failure to pay on an original charge of a suspended driver’s license - signed by Judge Antoinette Williams on Oct. 9, 2023.
  • Failure to pay on an original charge of battery - signed by Judge Antoinette Williams on Oct. 9, 2023.

Cheyenne Municipal Court Warrant

  • Failure to appear on original charges of possession of methamphetamine, suspended driver’s license, shoplifting, and taking personal goods - signed by Judge Tony Ross on Aug. 15, 2023.

Anaya was arrested and booked into the Laramie County Detention Center without incident.

He's scheduled to make his initial appearance on his Laramie County Circuit Court warrants this afternoon, March 8, at 1:30 p.m.


Circuit Court Judge Sean Chambers on Thursday set Anaya's bond at $5,000 cash.

Anaya is scheduled to be back in court at 11 a.m. on March 15 for his preliminary hearing.

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