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Man faces felony Assault and Property Destruction charges following arrest

Steven Pixley (courtesy of the Laramie County Sheriff's Office)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – According to documents from Laramie County Circuit Court, Steven Pixley was arrested by law enforcement and now faces felony charges of Aggravated Assault and Property Destruction.

Officials with the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office say that they have arrested Steven Pixley after it was alleged that he repeatedly punched another person and used a tire iron to damage their vehicle.

An affidavit filed in the case reports that during the evening hours of April 16th, 2020, a deputy with the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office, otherwise known as LCSO, was dispatched to the 3400 block of Farthing Road to investigate a report of a physical disturbance.

The deputy says when they arrived to the location they made contact with an accuser who alleged that Pixley had struck them in the face repeatedly during an altercation between them.

The alleged victim also stated to authorities that Pixley had hit their vehicle multiple times with a tire iron, according to court papers. The affidavit says that the deputy observed swelling and signs of bruising on the accuser’s face as well as extensive damage to their vehicle.

According to the affidavit, Pixley had reportedly approached the accuser while they were seated in their parked vehicle. The accuser told the deputy that Pixley was carrying a metal object as he approached.

The accuser alleged to the deputy that Pixley then began to punch them in the face repeatedly through the open driver’s side window.

Court papers say that the accuser attempted to roll up the window, but Pixley broke it and continued to strike them.

A witness to the reported attack told law enforcement they saw Pixley grab a tire iron off the ground as he approached the alleged victim’s vehicle. The witness went on to tell authorities they watched Pixley break the rear window of the vehicle using the tire iron.

Officials with the LCSO say they observed three broken windows on the drives side, as well as multiple dents in the hood, side, and trunk of the vehicle.

According to the affidavit the estimated damage to the vehicle was approximately $2000.

Pixley was read the charges of Aggravated Assault and Property Destruction during his initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court on August 18th, 2020. If convicted on both felony counts, Pixley could face up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to 20k.

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.