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Suspect accused of headbutting, punching, strangling victim

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A 37-year-old male suspect is facing a felony charge after it was alleged he punched, headbutted and choked another person during an incident that is alleged to have occurred in Laramie County on April 3rd, 2021.

According an affidavit filed in the case, during the early morning hours of April 3rd, 2021, deputies with the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office made contact with an individual who alleged they had just been physically attacked by the suspect.

The accuser told police that the incident began when they witnessed the suspect, later identified as Henry Daniel Resler, involved in a physical altercation with another person.

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Court papers state that the accuser alleged that Resler then ran over and headbutted them in the face. The accuser went on to report to deputies that Resler punched them in the face after they fell to the ground.

The affidavit reveals, that the suspect then placed his hands around the alleged victim’s neck. The accuser advised law enforcement officials that they had difficulty breathing while Resler was allegedly strangling them.

Deputies observed multiple bruises and signs of injury on the accuser’s face and neck, according to court documents obtained from the Laramie County Circuit Court.

Deputies state in the affidavit they observed injuries to the accuser’s neck that were consistent with being strangled.

Court papers go on to report that the accuser was later transported to CRMC for medical care.

Resler made his initial appearance on May 10th, 2021, in Laramie County Circuit Court where he was read a felony charge of Strangulation of a Household Member and a misdemeanor charge of Domestic Battery.

If convicted on the felony Strangulation charge, Resler could face up to 10 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $10,000.


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.