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Man faces multiple charges, including Kidnapping, following arrest

David Wilson (Courtesy of the Laramie County Sheriff's Office)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A 26-year old man was arrested by the Cheyenne Police Department and now faces multiple felony charges after it is alleged that he took another person against their will from a residence and drove them out into Laramie County.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, officers with the CPD responded to a report of a domestic disturbance that involved a gun during the early morning hours of April 19th, 2020.

The officer says when they arrived on scene that they made contact with the accuser who identified David Wilson as the person who they claimed had attacked, driven them outside of town against their will, and threatened to kill them before eventually letting them go.

The alleged victim reported to the officer that Wilson first attacked them when they refused to let him look at their cell phone. The accuser told authorities that Wilson grabbed the back of the neck and pushed them out of the residence and onto the ground.

Court papers say that accuser advised police that Wilson then took possession of their personal Glock 48, said to be valued at around $500, and refused to give it back. Authorities were told that Wilson put his arm around the alleged victim’s waist and drug the individual to his truck while saying “Don’t cause a scene.”

It is alleged that Wilson struck the accuser in the face while inside the cab of the truck.

The affidavit goes on to report that Wilson drove the accuser out into Laramie County. Details were not available in the provided court documents to what transpired while Wilson and the alleged victim were outside of the city limits.

The accuser told police that Wilson drove them back into town and struck them again in the face a second time.

According to court documents, Wilson is alleged to have told the accuser not to report the gun stolen and not to get the police involved or he would kill them. The alleged victim told the law enforcement that they believed his threats and feared for their life.

Wilson made his initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court on Tuesday, June 10th, where Judge Nau read him the felony charges of Kidnapping, and Witness Intimidation. Wilson was also read two recommended misdemeanor charges of Domestic Battery and a count of Theft.

If convicted on all charges Wilson could face up to 31 years in prison.

Wilson was given a cash bond of $25,000 during the court proceedings.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Laramie County District Attorney’s Office. Information is provided by the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office.