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Three suspects arrested in attempted ATM theft; 1 suspect remains at large

(Photo by Stephanie Lam / Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Three suspects are in custody and facing multiple charges after Cheyenne police responded to an ATM alarm at 3 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.

Leo Bernard Smith Jr., 20, a transient Houston man, is charged with felony counts of burglary, theft over $1,000, destruction of property over $1,000 and conspiracy.

Christopher Parish, 41, also of Houston, is charged with felony counts of conspiracy, motor vehicle theft over $1,000, destruction of property over $1,000 and burglary.

London Beaudoin, 19, a Houston woman, is charged with felony conspiracy, burglary and destruction of property over $1,000.

From left: Leo Smith, Christopher Parish and London Beaudoin

Police said they were called to an alarm at UniWyo Federal Credit Union, 5249 Yellowstone Road. When they arrived, officers found a damaged ATM that appeared to be missing cash boxes. An officer followed tire tracks out of the parking lot to the intersection of Education Drive and Manewal Drive and found a Ford F-250 truck with a large chain attached to the rear hitch of the vehicle. The vehicle was left unoccupied in the middle of the street and had a punched-out ignition. It was later determined to be stolen.

At the same time, another officer in the area saw a suspicious vehicle speeding near the intersection of Central and West 8th Avenue, a news release states. The officer activated emergency lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the vehicle, a Nissan Murano with four occupants, but it sped away south on Central Avenue, initiating a pursuit.

The officer followed south and saw the back passenger, later identified as Beaudoin, throwing ATM cash boxes from the window of the vehicle. A male passenger exited the vehicle and ran, the release states.

The Nissan turned onto West 28th Street and struck a curb, causing damage and rendering it inoperable. The officer initiated a high-risk stop and commanded the three occupants to exit.

The driver, later identified as Parish, exited and ran toward the rear of the Nissan. The officer pulled a stun gun and gave multiple commands, which Parish ignored. The stun gun was deployed and Parish was then taken into custody, the release states.

Officers arrested the remaining two occupants of the vehicle, Smith and Beaudoin. Smith was found to have a nationwide extraditable warrant out of Tarrant County, Texas, for probation revocation on the original charge of ATM theft.

The suspects were cleared medically and taken to the Laramie County Detention Center.

After the Nissan was cleared, officers and deputies from the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office deployed a K-9 in an attempt to track the man who ran during the pursuit. Officers also searched the area but were unable to find the suspect.

This case remains under investigation by the Cheyenne Police Detective Bureau.