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Cheyenne man gets $25K bond after threatening officers with multiple weapons

(Gregory Hirst, Oil City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Ronald Romero, a 45-year-old Cheyenne resident, had his initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court on April 18, facing one count of interference with a peace officer with injury, a felony. His bail has been set at $25,000 cash.

He was originally booked on aggravated assault on a peace officer, according to booking sheets, but the charge was amended before his initial court appearance.

The incident occurred late on April 17, when Officer Tretter and Officer McClaskey of the Cheyenne Police Department responded to a report of a fight at the intersection of East 5th Street and Van Lennen Avenue. Upon arrival, McClaskey found Romero wielding a baseball bat while advancing on and threatening to kill another officer, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

Officers attempted to subdue Romero with a taser twice to no effect. Despite multiple commands to disarm, Romero escalated the situation by throwing a glass object, hitting officers with debris and eventually brandishing a knife and making further threats before heading into a residence, the affidavit states.

Officers entered the residence and used non-lethal rounds to try and subdue him, again without effect. Eventually, negotiation de-escalated the situation and Romero was taken into custody.

Following medical clearance at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, he was booked into Laramie County Detention Center. Romero’s next court appearance is a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 26.