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Police charge transient man with felony forgery

(Gregory Hirst, Oil City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cheyenne police are charging a transient man with felony forgery after he attempted to cash a check March 18.

John Curtis Estrada, 35, is also charged with misdemeanor interference with a peace officer without injury as police say he refused to comply with arrest orders.

A Cheyenne Police Department booking sheet says police were called to the 2200 block of Warren Avenue for a fraud report. At the scene, staff told police Estrada was attempting to cash a stolen check.

The check’s owner was contacted and told police Estrada did not have permission to take checks, nor was he issued a check.

Comparing signatures of the owner and the check, police determined the check signature had been forged.

Estrada refused orders to stand and place his hands behind his back, the document states. He was given a second order, and refused again. When he tried to open the door to the office and get away, police took him to the ground. He continued to resist arrest, resulting in officers using a stun gun to gain compliance.

Estrada was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, where he was cleared for jail. He was then taken to the Laramie County Detention Center.