Cheyenne Fugitive Arrested After 25-Minute, High-Speed Chase
A 32-year-old Cheyenne fugitive is behind bars after leading authorities on a high-speed chase through Cheyenne early Friday morning.
Cheyenne Police Department spokesman Officer Kevin Malatesta says it all started around 6 a.m. when officers and U.S. Marshals attempted to arrest Daniel Gutierrez on a federal warrant for probation violation.
"Daniel was believed to be at 612 E. 2nd Street," said Malatesta. "This is the same residence that we were trying to contact him at last year in October when we had to shoot the dog that was released upon officers."
When officers approached the residence, Gutierrez took off in a white Nissan Armada and a 25-minute pursuit ensued.
"It winded around downtown and the south side of Cheyenne," said Malatesta. "Speeds reached up to 80 mph and during that time Gutierrez drove into the oncoming lane of traffic several times as well as made multiple other traffic violations."
The pursuit ended near Apricot Street and Pine Avenue where a semi with a trailer pulled across the roadway, blocking Gutierrez's path.
"There were no injuries and no property damage," said Malatesta. "However, he did make statements that he would have been shooting at officers if he had been armed."
In addition to the federal warrant, Gutierrez was arrested for reckless driving, fleeing/eluding, possession of methamphetamine and multiple traffic offenses.