Cheyenne Man Arrested After Dispute With Neighbor, Firing Gun
A 48-year-old Cheyenne man was arrested Sunday afternoon after allegedly getting into a dispute with his neighbor, firing his rifle and kicking the door of a Cheyenne Police car.
CPD spokesman Officer Kevin Malatesta said police were called to the 1800 block of Cheshire Drive around 1:45 p.m. Sunday.
When police arrived, Malatesta said they found James Wallace, a 48-year-old Cheyenne man, had broken into a neighbor's property by kicking open a gate after arguing with the neighbor. Wallace also appeared to police to be in an altered state.
While he was being arrested, Wallace pulled away from officers and started kicking a patrol car. Malatesta said police also found out that before the confrontation with his neighbor,
Wallace had fired a round from a rifle while in his front yard. No one was injured by the rifle shot.
Wallace was arrested for reckless endangering, aggravated burglary, destruction of property and interference. Malatesta said Monday that under Wyoming law, breaking into someone's property with the intent of committing a felony is considered aggravated burglary, even if nothing was taken.
The case remains under investigation.