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Forgery admission leads to potential suspended sentence for Cheyenne resident

(File, Trevor T. Trujillo; Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Ronald Jerome McNeill Jr. entered a guilty plea for one count of forgery on March 25, with prosecutors agreeing to dismiss related misdemeanor theft charges.

The plea agreement proposes a sentencing guideline of two to three years suspended in favor of a three-year probation period, to run consecutively with another felony theft charge McNeill faces from an incident in October 2023.

The case against McNeill began when Cheyenne Police Department Officer Spradley responded to a report from a Cheyenne resident whose vehicle was burglarized on Jan. 9. The vehicle owner reported the theft of two checkbooks. The investigation picked up on Jan. 23, when McNeill was identified cashing a forged $800 check at a local bank.

Further investigation revealed that McNeill, along with associates identified in the probe, engaged in a series of events culminating in the fraudulent cashing of the vehicle owner’s check. McNeill’s subsequent arrest and admission to cashing the check under false pretenses led to his plea.

Sentencing will be held at a later date.