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Suspect cornered by citizen K9, another arrested at area hospital- Meth Robbery details released

Gavin Pfrimmer and Hali Neely (courtesy of the Casper Police Department)

CASPER, Wyo. —  Details have been released surrounding the arrest of two suspects who are believed to be connected to an alleged Armed Robbery, that police say they believe was over methamphetamine.

Police reports show that investigators believe two shots were fired in a Casper Hotel, during the incident.

Hali Neeley, age 30, was arrested on August 5, 2020. She was recommended for felony charges of Robbery, Aggravated Assault, and Conspiracy. Officers also arrested Gavin Pfrimmer, 19, on two recommended felony charges of Armed Robbery and Conspiracy, and one recommended misdemeanor charge of Failure to Comply.

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An affidavit filed in Natrona County Circuit Court says that Casper Police responded just after 3:00 am Wednesday, for a report of shots fired at the OYO Townhouse Hotel, on the 300 block of West F Street, in Casper.

Arriving officers report finding a bullet hole in a sliding glass door of one of the first-floor rooms, and a bullet hole in the hallway outside the room. A 9mm casing was also found inside the room.

The affidavit goes on to describe security footage, obtained by law enforcement, showing a woman, wearing a green bandana over her face and white gloves, speaking with a male that officers say was identifiable as Pfrimmer.

“The male is seen passing the female something,” the affidavit of probable cause reads. “The female is seen making furtive movements toward her waistband.”

The occupant of the room told police that he had checked out the room in his name, after Pfrimmer had called him claiming that he had been kicked out of his home and needed a place to stay. The occupant then claimed to come to the room to check on Pfrimmer, and fell asleep while Pfrimmer went to a convenience store.

The occupant reportedly awoke to a female wearing a green mask, who allegedly pointed a gun at the occupant’s mid-section. The occupant claimed the female fired the gun once, then the occupant threw an object at the female, causing the female to run out of the room with the occupant following.

The accuser says that the woman shot one more time in the hallway.

Officers say that two bullets were recovered from the scene. One from the ceiling of a hallway, and one from the atrium of the hotel.

Police say that officers began investigating Pfrimmer’s known associates at a private residence in Casper. Through the investigation, officers say they located Pfrimmer in an apartment complex on the 500 block of East M Street, where Pfrimmer reportedly attempted to flee officers on foot.

It is then reported that Pfrimmer was taken into custody after being cornered by a citizen’s St. Bernard dog.

Police spoke with witnesses during the search for Pfrimmer and say that they reported that Pfrimmer had said that he and a female had robbed an individual, and that shots had been fired.

One witness also reported observing Pfrimmer using methamphetamine following the incident.

During a police interview, Pfrimmer reportedly said he had planned to rob the victim of 14 grams of methamphetamine with a female. Pfrimmer claimed to pick up the female and drove to the OYO Townhouse Hotel where he gave her a key to the room and waited outside.

Pfrimmer then claimed that he heard two shots and ran outside, leaving with the female who allegedly took the bulk of the methamphetamine with her, after the pair split up.

Officers note that the male suspect initially denied knowing the female had a gun, but later stated he knew about the gun, but said that he had wanted the female to keep the gun unloaded.

Pfrimmer also claimed to have met the female through an identified third party.

Police say that the third party was contacted and that they told investigators that a woman, identified as Neeley, had left a gun and a prescription bottle in an Evansville hotel room where the third party had been staying.

Officers searched the room and reported locating a 9mm handgun and an undisclosed amount of suspected methamphetamine. Witnesses on the scene say that Neeley had admitted to robbing a person and firing a gun.

Neeley was contacted later by police at a Casper area hospital. The suspect was being treated for a broken jaw that she reportedly suffered after being punched by one of the people staying in the Evansville hotel room.

Both Neeley and Pfrimmer were eventually booked at the Natrona County Detention Center without further reported incident.

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 Natrona County District Attorney’s Office.