TAYLOR ROSS WARDELL, 29, of Cheyenne, pleaded guilty to four counts of interfering with commerce by robbery in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne today.
Wardell was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 18, 2020 on four counts of interference with commerce by robbery and two counts of use and brandish a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence following a lengthy, collaborative investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms Explosive and the Cheyenne Police Department. The charges resulted from a string of armed robberies that occurred in Cheyenne and Laramie from August 14, 2019 to September 27, 2019. The charges alleged that the first robbery occurred on August 14, 2019 at Silver Mine Subs sandwich shop in Cheyenne; the second robbery occurred on August 15, 2019, at the Loaf N Jug in Cheyenne; the third robbery occurred August 26, 2019, at the Loaf N Jug in Laramie; and the fourth robbery occurred on September 9, 2019, at Vino’s Wine and Spirits in Cheyenne. Wardell was arrested by Cheyenne Police on October 1st of 2019.
Wardell is scheduled to be sentenced on January 6, 2020 in U.S. District Court. Judge Alan B. Johnson presided over the change of plea proceedings and Assistant United States Attorney Timothy J. Forwood represents the government.