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Wanted Texas man found sleeping in Cheyenne elevator

The man is facing misdemeanor charges in Cheyenne after providing officers a false name.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Texas man wanted on a parole violation was found sleeping in an elevator in Cheyenne on Tuesday.

The Cheyenne Police Department responded to the 300 block of West 17th Street at 3:40 a.m. for a reported trespass, a booking sheet says. Officers went to the first-floor northeast elevator and brought it down from the fourth floor. When it opened, the officer saw a man sleeping inside.

The man told the officer his name, the sheet says. Dispatch discovered there was an extraditable warrant for him out of Texas. Police say the man confirmed his name and then later provided officers a different name. The 57-year-old man had various forms of identification, the sheet says, so officers placed him into handcuffed custody.

Using a photograph from one of the IDs, the officer confirmed the man was wanted out of Texas. Officers also discovered the man had been booked into jail on May 9 in Cheyenne, and at that time he had provided officers the name he tried to use after initially stating his real name, the sheet says. As a result, the man is facing misdemeanor charges in Cheyenne of disturbing the peace and disturbing property as well as giving a false identity. He’s also charged with giving a false identity on May 9, the document states.