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Suspect in high speed pursuit makes court appearance, given 25k cash bond (PHOTOS)

Kolten Lackey (courtesy of Laramie County Sheriff's Office)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. —  Kolten Lackey, age 22, made his initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court on Friday, February 21st, to hear the multiple felony charges read to him in relation to an alleged high speed pursuit he led police on the day before.

During his court appearance, Lackey was officially charged with felony counts of Motor Vehicle Theft, Eluding, Assault of a Peace Office, and Property Destruction. He was also read two misdemeanor charges of Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Methamphetamine.

According to Wyoming statutes, If convicted on all charges, Lackey could face up to 47 years in prison and a fine of up to $47,000.

The Cheyenne Police Department says that they initially made contact with Lackey as he was driving on the 1500 block of Hot Springs Street in relation to a report of a stolen vehicle. Police allege, that when they attempted a traffic stop on Lackey’s vehicle, he drove away at a high rate of speed.

Law enforcement reportedly pursed Lackey until he crashed the suspected stolen vehicle into two parked vehicles on the 1900 block of Cheyenne Place, court papers say.

Damage to all three vehicles involved in the crash is described as being in excess of $10,000.

An affidavit filed in the case says that after crashing the vehicle, Lackey attempted to flee the scene on foot. When law enforcement tried to place Lackey into custody that he was described as resisting and attempting to cause physical harm to one of the officers.

Authorities report that once they were able to place Lackey into custody they located substances believed to be cocaine and methamphetamine. Officers say that the amount of each, substance was less than three grams.

During his court appearance, Lackey was given a $25k cash bond.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Laramie County District Attorney’s Office.

(Courtesy of the Cheyenne Police Department, Facebook)
(Courtesy of the Cheyenne Police Department, Facebook)