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Jury gives mixed verdict in Wyoming high-speed chase

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A jury has delivered verdicts against two people accused of leading Wyoming law enforcement on a high-speed chase and shootout through downtown Cheyenne in May.

A jury returned both guilty and not guilty verdicts Tuesday against driver Dominique Childers and passenger Chasity Jacobs, the Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Wednesday.

Both Childers and Jacobs were charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder and multiple other charges, prosecutors said.

Childers was found guilty of second-degree murder, felony property destruction, reckless endangering and other charges.

Jacobs! was found guilty of accessory to second-degree murder and reckless endangering.

A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.

Childers drove a stolen 2016 Toyota Camry over 100 mph (161 kph) on a highway and almost 65 mph (105 kph) through downtown, Cheyenne police and the Wyoming Highway Patrol said.

During the pursuit there was an exchange of gunfire, authorities said. Jacobs' DNA was later found on some of the guns and ammunition, authorities said.

One man was wounded and taken to the hospital for treatment, Cheyenne Police Department said. His name or condition were not released.

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