42-year-old Greeley, Colorado resident Farrel Williams was arrested after eluding law enforcement in a stolen vehicle Wednesday afternoon.
Wyoming Highway Patrol received initial reports of a 2007 Cadillac Escalade driving erratically in the area of Campstool Road and I-80 at around 12:20 pm today, January 27th. The plate matched a vehicle stolen out of Greeley.
The vehicle was spotted by a Trooper on Vandehei Avenue and I-25 about 45 minutes after the initial notification. An attempt was made to stop the stolen Cadillac, but the driver did not stop and tossed a handgun out the window, according to WHP. The driver then entered onto I-25 from Vandehei Avenue and drove south.
Spike strips were deployed on I-25 in an attempt to deflate the tires. After striking the spike strips, the driver exited onto Missile Drive and drove east towards Cheyenne. In the interest of public safety, a Tactical Vehicle Intervention (TVI) maneuver was attempted to stop the vehicle but was unsuccessful.
The Cheyenne Police Department took over as the primary pursuing agency while the pursuit continued on city streets.
The WHP resumed primary pursuing agency as the stolen vehicle drove south on South Greeley Highway.
The suspect driver drove into oncoming lanes of traffic as he continued to drive south on US-85. Around milepost 1.5 on US 85, troopers attempted a second TVI to end the pursuit. The vehicle exited the left side of the roadway and came to a stop.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Williams, was taken into custody without further incident.
He was charged with possession of the stolen vehicle, felony warrant for a parole violation out of Colorado, fleeing to elude, reckless in endangering, and other traffic-related offenses.
In addition to the Cheyenne Police Department, the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department also assisted with this incident.