A 38-year-old Cheyenne man is behind bars after allegedly strangling his female partner.

Police spokeswoman Alex Farkas says officers were called to a domestic disturbance near the 6900 block of Horse Soldier Road at 8:18 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, and arrived to find that the incident occurred at a residence near the 3700 block of Gunsmoke Road.

"According to statements, it is believed that a physical altercation occurred between a female victim and her partner, William Sweeney, ... the night prior," Farkas said in a news release Monday afternoon.

"Following the domestic, Sweeney avoided contact with officers and was known to carry firearms," she added.

Due to the nature of the call, Farkas says the SWAT team and Crisis Negotiation Unit were called in to help, and Sweeney surrendered peacefully.

He was booked into the Laramie County Detention Center for strangulation of a household member and domestic battery.

"Out of an abundance of caution, Saddle Ridge Elementary School was placed into a secure perimeter, but the incident did not involve any threats to students or administration," said Farkas.


Domestic Disturbance in Northeast Cheyenne Leads to Arrest

A man is in custody following a domestic disturbance in northeast Cheyenne, police say.

According to a department Facebook post, officers were called to a home in the 6900 block of Horse Soldier Road at 8:18 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29.

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"Due to the nature of the call, there was a heavy law enforcement presence in the area," the post reads.

Police say a male suspect was taken into custody and there is no believed threat to the public.

Further details weren't immediately available.

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