CHEYENNE – The Casper man accused of shooting at law enforcement during a high-speed chase last month pleaded not guilty to all charges Thursday.
Dominique Childers, 23, faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder after allegedly firing multiple shots at Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers during a high-speed chase that went through downtown Cheyenne in May. He also faces felony property destruction, felony possession of methamphetamine and reckless endangering-conduct and eluding. He pleaded not guilty to those charges, as well.
Laramie County District Judge Catherine Rogers postponed setting Childers’ trial date pending more information about his co-defendant, Chastity Jacobs, who was a passenger in the vehicle.
Childers was allegedly driving a stolen 2016 Toyota Camry that reached a maximum speed of 115 mph while trying to avoid being pulled over on the interstate. He drove through downtown Cheyenne at speeds close to 65 mph, according to police reports. The chase ended near the VA Medical Center on East Pershing Boulevard.
Childers reportedly fired at a trooper several times and shot at a police officer, who returned fire, striking Childers twice. No officers were injured, but the defendant was hospitalized for his injuries.
The man remains in custody at Laramie County jail. If convicted, Childers could face life in prison.