Man Arrested After Stealing Three Cars

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CASPER, Wyo. Austin Ideen was arrested December 28th for the theft of cars parked at the Casper Events Center.

The cars are worth nearly a quarter of a million dollars and police tracked one of them to East M Street, where the confronted Ideen.

A Casper police officer chased Ideen on foot before it ended with both of them falling through the river ice.

Police found a pistol with serial number obscured on Ideen after pulling him from the water.

Ideen was charged with felony robbery times 3, possession of a controlled substance, prohibited possession of a firearm, use of a firearm while committing a felony, and interference.