CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Cheyenne Police Department is charging a 30-year-old man with aggravated robbery after responding to a dropped 911 call in which the last thing a dispatcher heard was a threat to fire a weapon.
Bryan Christopher Morgan of Cheyenne is charged with a felony count of aggravated robbery with serious injury and misdemeanors including destruction of property under $1,000, child endangering, interference with a peace officer without injury and interference with an emergency call.
He was arrested at 6:25 a.m. on the 3600 block of Rawlins Street after police responded to the 5:08 a.m. call. Police were told a neighbor reported Morgan being inside the neighbor’s truck, breaking the truck window and spitting on the neighbor.
“The 911 call taker heard the reporting party shout at his neighbor to get away or he would ‘shoot’; the line then went silent,” the booking sheet states.
Officers arrived to find Morgan running into the yard of a residence on the 3600 block. Ordered to stop, police say he did not comply. He refused other verbal commands and put his hands in his pockets. Fearing that Morgan was reaching for a weapon, officers used their stun guns on him. They were ineffective, leading police to fight with Morgan in the side yard of the home.
Morgan was taken to the ground, where he continued to fight with officers and refused to place his hands behind his back, the document states. He was eventually taken into custody and taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for jail clearance.
The investigation led officers to believe that the reporting person, the neighbor, was on his way to work when he drove through the 3600 block of Rawlins Street. Morgan is believed to have jumped into the bed of the neighbor’s truck, prompting the neighbor to yell at Morgan to get out. The neighbor got back into his truck, and Morgan is believed to have slammed the driver’s door so hard it broke the window. Police believe he then spat in the neighbors face before calling him a “pedophile” and walking away.
That’s when the neighbor called 911 and went back into his house on the 3700 block. While he was on the phone with 911 and sitting in his truck in his driveway, Morgan is believed to have come up to him. Morgan is suspected of throwing shattered glass into the neighbor’s face while yelling “give me your phone.” Morgan reached into the truck and grabbed the phone from the neighbor’s hand while the 911 call was active, police said. Morgan is then suspected of shattering the phone.
The neighbor got out of his truck and told Morgan to leave him alone or he would shoot him. Police said Morgan walked toward the neighbor and told him to do it before tackling the neighbor to the ground. While on top of the neighbor, Morgan is accused of using his forearm to shove the neighbor’s face into the driveway.
The neighbor attempted to shoot Morgan, but the firearm failed to fire. The neighbor was screaming for help while fighting Morgan before Morgan got off of him, the booking sheet states.
The neighbor ran into his home and called 911 again. That’s when Morgan was walking away and initial officers arrived.
During the investigation, police learned that Morgan might have small children living with him. Going to his home, police found the front door wide open. Inside was shattered glass on the floor and numerous power tools lying around, including multiple saws. There was also exposed wiring in some of the light switches, the document states.
In the far back bedroom, two small children were found hiding under a blanket. One was 2 years old. The other was one month old.
The children were taken into protective custody and turned over to the Department of Family Services.