The Casper Police Department has arrested two juveniles and one adult in connection with a drive-by shooting incident that occurred in Casper on April 4, 2022.
Matthew Pentinney (17), Terrin Bergh (17), and Daniel Marin-Laris (24) were all arrested on April 6, 2022, following a multi-day investigation. The two juveniles in this case, Pentinney and Bergh, were charged as adults. All received a $75,000 cash-only bond.
“The seriousness and severity of the crimes committed by these three individuals cannot be overstated,” said Deputy Chief of Police Shane Chaney. “Their absolute disregard for human life and threat to public safety must be met with appropriate penalties. We appreciate the support of our local legal system in supporting appropriate charges, charging as adults, and setting a strong bond. The Casper Police Department will, in every case, investigate and prosecute dangerous individuals in our community with the utmost professionalism and skill in policing possible – presenting a strong, evidence-based case that can result in serious consequences. This type of behavior will not be tolerated in Casper. Our obligation to protect and serve the citizens of Casper is unwavering.”
Bergh was charged with seven felony counts of aggravated assault, one felony count of property destruction, one felony count of theft of a firearm, and one felony count of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault.
Pentinney and Marin-Laris were both charged with seven felony counts of aiding and abetting aggravated assault, one felony count of aiding and abetting felony property destruction, and one felony count of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault.
On April 4th, Casper Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 2600 block of South McKinley. Officers remained on scene for hours investigating the area. Miraculously, no injuries were reported as a result of the shooting even though many shots entered occupied residences.
In the days following the incident, further investigation led officers to locate the three suspects and ultimately arrest them without incident.
Multiple controlled substances, firearms, and a confirmed stolen firearm were all located as part of this case.
Following further investigation and interviews with all three suspects, they were arrested without incident.
The Casper Police Department would like to thank the many agencies that assisted in this case including the Casper-Natrona County Public Safety Communications Center, Mills Police Department, Evansville Police Department, and others. The Department would also like to extend a special appreciation to the many citizens who willingly came forward and spoke to officers about this incident, reported suspicious behavior, and ultimately helped the investigation come to a successful conclusion.
The Casper Police Department is dedicated to the protection and safety of our community through the highest standards of professionalism in police services.