Man Facing Charges For Trespassing Onto Cheyenne Air Force Base

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

A man is facing two charges in federal court for allegedly trespassing onto the F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne last week and getting into an altercation with security personnel.

Kelly Wind Harris, 33, is charged with entering a military base for unlawful reasons and assaulting Air Force security forces. If convicted of both counts, he could serve one year and six months in prison and faces $105,000 in fines.

According to court documents, on Nov. 4, F.E. Warren security forces responded to a report of an unknown person walking through the air base’s housing area, looking through windows.

A staff sergeant made made contact with Harris, who told the officer that he went through a fence to the base as a shortcut to a Cheyenne liquor store.

Harris was escorted inside of a building on the base, where the staff sergeant continued the interview. While talking, Harris said he was going to leave and stood up.

When told to sit down, Harris said “I’m going to [expletive] leave now” and tucked his shoulder down while running toward the sergeant, who was standing in the doorway of the room.

The sergeant braced himself for impact and when Harris hit him, he wrapped his arms around Harris and took him to the ground.

While officers attempted to detain him, Harris resisted, but they eventually got him in handcuffs.

Harris also told officers his name was Kevin Harrison and that his birthdate was Oct. 31, 1988. He reiterated this name and birth date, even after being told it was unlawful to lie to a federal agent.

He ended up giving a different birth date, Oct. 31, 1984, but again, officials could find no record of him.

Harris allegedly became combative again, resisting and throwing himself into the security forces. He had to be held on the ground for the remainder of the investigation.

He finally gave his lawful name and birth date.

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