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Man faces charges after punching police officer

Dylan Johanson (courtesy of Laramie County Sheriff’s Office)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A 28-year old man was arrested by the Cheyenne Police Department after they allege that he assaulted one of their officers.

Dylan Johanson made his initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court on March 17th, 2020 to hear the felony charge of Interference with a Peace Officer and a count of Reckless Endangering read to him by Judge Denise Nau.

Court papers say that police were dispatched to a residence on the 2500 block of E. 11th Street in the early morning hours of March 14th, 2020 in relation to multiple reports of a verbal disturbance and gunshots.

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Officers report that when they arrived on scene, they saw Johanson on the sidewalk outside of the residence. Johanson reportedly approached another uniformed police officer, despite being commanded to stop.

Paperwork filed in Laramie County Circuit Court claims that Johanson paused for a moment and then punched the other officer in the face.

Officers were able to wrestle Johanson to the ground where it was said he continued to disobey their commands. Police say that after a struggle they were able to place Johanson in handcuffs.

It’s reported that Johanson later told law enforcement he didn’t know that the person that he punched was a police officer.

Documents say that Johanson admitted to firing shots outside of the residence. He claimed to police that he had only begun shooting because he believed somebody had shot out his basement window.

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. 

This article originally appeared on Cap City News. Used with permission.