A wanted Cheyenne man is behind bars after reportedly trying to outrun the police.

According to a booking sheet, it all started around 2:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, after police stopped 37-year-old Jamie Zarid Chapman at the intersection of East 2nd Street and Van Lennen Avenue.

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Police say Chapman fled in his pickup, while speeding, running multiple stop signs, and driving into oncoming traffic.

He eventually stopped at Campstool Road and Burlington Trail, got out of his pickup, and ran northbound into a field, but was apprehended by K-9 Maverick.

Chapman was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for jail medical clearance for the dog bite he received and booked into the Laramie County Detention Center on four warrants as well as seven misdemeanor charges related to the incident, including expired registration, no liability insurance, driving without a driver's license, fleeing/eluding, failure to stop at a stop sign, reckless driving, and failure to maintain a single lane.

Police say Chapman had two Laramie County warrants, a Circuit Court warrant for felony aggravated assault on a pregnant woman signed by Judge Antoinette Williams on Dec. 19, 2023, and a District Court warrant for failing to comply with his bond conditions signed by Judge Peter Froelicher on Jan. 8, 2024.

Chapman also had a warrant out of Converse County for failure to pay on original charges of property destruction and a Natrona County warrant for violating his probation in a methamphetamine case.

Chapman made his initial court appearance on the aggravated assault charge and misdemeanor charges on Monday morning, Jan. 22.

His bond was set at $6,000 cash total -- $5,000 cash in the aggravated assault case and $1,000 cash on the misdemeanors -- and his preliminary hearing and arraignment were scheduled for next Monday, Jan. 29 at 9:30 a.m.

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