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Casper suspect arrested after 3 hours of negotiations

Brice Graves (courtesy of the Casper Police Department)

CASPER, Wyo. —  Natrona County’s law enforcement Special Response Team was summoned to the scene, after it was reported that a criminal suspect refused to come out of his house in Casper on Tuesday. The incident resolved peacefully and the suspect was arrested.

Police report that shortly after 6:00 pm on February 22, 2021, Casper Police Officers were dispatched to the 6300 block of Timberline Court in Casper for a report of a disturbance.

As a result of this incident, Casper Police Officers arrested 31-year-old Brice Graves of Casper for one recommended misdemeanor charge of Domestic Battery, one recommended felony charge of Strangulation of a Household member, one recommended felony charge of Aggravated Assault, and one recommended misdemeanor charge of False Imprisonment.

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A spokesperson for the Casper PD says that a neighbor called police to report that their neighbors were fighting, upon arrival officers located an adult outside of the residence. The person reportedly had obvious signs of being physically assaulted.

Officers attempted to make contact with the person’s partner, who was inside the residence.

“When the male suspect inside saw officers he opened the door, then closed the door on officers, refusing to exit,” a Casper Police statement said Wednesday. “Several detectives and officers accompanied the victim to the hospital to receive medical treatment. The victim told officers that her partner had severely physically assaulted her while she was in the shower. The male suspect also made threats to the victim using a firearm and other weapons.”

Officers say they observed injuries on the victim consistent with her account.

Casper PD says they continued to issue commands to the male suspect to exit the home.

“Due to the non-compliance of the suspect and the severity of the crime, the Natrona County Special Response Team was activated to further ensure a peaceful and safe outcome of this event. Ultimately, after negotiating for three hours, SRT made entry into the home where the suspect peacefully surrendered and was taken into custody,” Casper PD says.

If you or someone you know is in a domestic abuse situation, please contact the Casper Police Department at 307-235-8278 or our Victim Services Unit at 307-235-8347. Learn more about our resources through our Victim Services Unit at casperpolice.org/victim-service