A 23-year-old Casper man accused of firing over 20 rounds at law enforcement as he led them on a high-speed chase through Cheyenne has been bound over to Laramie County District Court​.

Court records say Dominque Childers was driving a stolen car 115 mph when a Wyoming trooper tried to stop him and his girlfriend 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 was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, felony theft, four counts of felony property destruction, felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor property destruction, reckless endangering-conduct and eluding, but the District Attorney's Office on Thursday once again amended the charges, dismissing one of the felony property destruction charges and changing one to a misdemeanor and dismissing the theft charge.

The DA's Office also amended the penalties for attempted first-degree murder from death to life in prison.

Circuit Court Judge Thomas Lee increased Childers' bond from $100,000 to $250,000 cash. His arraignment date has not yet been set.


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