Cheyenne Man Charged for Hit-&-Runs, Gun Threat
A 26-year-old Cheyenne man is facing up to 12 years in prison after allegedly pointing a gun at a man following at least two hit-and-run crashes last month.
According to police, Bryan Gartner was reportedly drunk and speeding when he hit a 2002 Volvo exiting Interstate 80 onto N. College Drive and a 1991 Chevy pickup near the intersection of N. College Drive and E. Pershing Boulevard on April 20.
Court documents say a witness picked up the victim driver of the pickup and followed Gartner to his brother's apartment at 4006 Cheyenne Street.
As the victim was approaching the apartment door, Gartner reportedly came toward him with a gun asking him "if he wanted to die." The victim and witness were reportedly able to tackle Gartner to the ground and hold him until police showed up.
Gartner, who had reportedly cut his wrist with a kitchen knife while in the apartment, was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. During the ambulance ride, Gartner reportedly told an officer to just shoot him and to please remove the bandages from his wrist.
Gartner has been charged with aggravated assault and battery-threatens with weapon and two counts of reckless endangering-conduct.
Gartner is being held in the Laramie County Jail on $10,000 cash bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 25.