CHEYENNE – The man who shot at law enforcement while leading them on a high-speed chase through Cheyenne on Friday is facing multiple charges, including five felonies.
Dominique Childers was arrested Friday after leading the Cheyenne Police Department and Wyoming Highway Patrol on a high-speed chase that went through downtown Cheyenne. Childers is also accused of firing multiple shots at the pursuing officers while trying to evade capture.
At the time, Childers and his passenger, Chastity Jacobs, were allegedly in a stolen 2016 Toyota Camry.
On Friday, CPD Sgt. Dan Long confirmed the suspect had two gunshot wounds and was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for treatment. There was no information on Childers’ condition as of press time Wednesday night.
According to court documents, Childers currently is facing nine charges, including two counts of felony assault and battery, threatening with a weapon, one count of felony theft related to the stolen car, and two counts of felony property destruction in relation to damage done to Cheyenne Police Department and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center property.
He’s also facing four misdemeanors, including possession of methamphetamine, eluding and reckless endangering for driving at excessive speed in Cheyenne while discharging a firearm.
The maximum sentence for the nine charges Childers is facing is about 53 years.
Jacobs is facing a felony charge of taking a controlled substance into a penal institution and misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine. She’s facing a maximum sentence of four years.
Friday night, Long told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle the chase began on Interstate 25 north of town when Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers tried to stop a stolen vehicle, described on police radio as a black Toyota Camry.
Winding its way through downtown at speeds close to 65 mph, the chase included multiple shots fired at pursuing officers. The pursuit ended near the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on East Pershing Boulevard at around 6:30 p.m. Friday with Childers being shot and taken to the local hospital.
No information about Childers or his condition was available at that time, but police scanner traffic indicated a 20-year-old male had been shot twice by a Cheyenne Police officer.