Scales of justice

A homeless man pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Natrona County District Court to charges alleging he stole two cars and led Riverton police on a chase.

Ronald Wayne Crebs, III, 40, was arraigned on charges of burglary and wrongful taking or disposing of property, both felonies. If convicted on both charges, he could face up to 20 years in prison.

Crebs was arrested Oct. 2 after police say he stole a Honda from Big Dawg Auto, a Casper car shop.

Casper police allege Crebs took a 2003 Honda Civic from the shop in the late hours of Sept. 30 or the morning of Oct. 1, according to court documents.

Riverton police spotted the car on Oct. 2 and attempted to pull it over, but the driver did not yield, according to the documents. Shortly after police gave up pursuit, a Toyota Sequoia was reported stolen. Police found the Civic at the house where the Toyota had been parked.

Wyoming Highway Patrol spotted Crebs driving the Toyota SUV on Highway 20-26 and used spike strips to stop it, the documents allege.

Crebs appeared in court Wednesday wearing Natrona County Detention Center clothing. He did not speak except to enter his pleas.

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Shane Sanderson is a Star-Tribune reporter who primarily covers criminal justice. Sanderson is a proud University of Missouri graduate. Lately, he’s been reading Cormac McCarthy and cooking Italian food. He writes about his own life in his free time.

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