Laramie County Deputy Stabbed, Suspect In Hospital With Charges Pending, Police Say

Cheyenne police aren’t identifying a suspect who allegedly stabbed a Laramie County Sheriff's Deputy in the shoulder early Sunday morning, but confirmed the suspect is hospitalized and could soon be charged with a crime. 

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Clair McFarland

June 20, 20232 min read

Laramie County deputies responded to 515 W. Prosser in Cheyenne at about 2:48 a.m. Sunday. A deputy was stabbed and a suspect detained and hospitalized.
Laramie County deputies responded to 515 W. Prosser in Cheyenne at about 2:48 a.m. Sunday. A deputy was stabbed and a suspect detained and hospitalized. (Greg Johnson, Cowboy State Daily)

Cheyenne police aren’t identifying a suspect, who remained hospitalized Tuesday, accused of stabbing a Laramie County deputy in the upper shoulder Sunday morning.

The Cheyenne Police Department says detectives are submitting evidence to the Laramie County District Attorney’s Office. A CPD spokeswoman would not release the suspect’s name or age Tuesday to Cowboy State Daily.

The deputy has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home, Brandon Warner, Laramie County Sheriff's Office community relations manager, told Cowboy State Daily on Tuesday. Warner said he would identify the suspect publicly once he's booked into the Laramie County Detention Center.

The Little That’s Known

Dispatch sent Laramie County deputies to an apartment at 515 W. Prosser in Cheyenne at about 2:48 Sunday morning, reads a statement by the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office.  

Deputies met a “caller” there who seemed to be drug-intoxicated and “did not have an emergency,” reads the statement.  

Warner has since confirmed that the caller was a male.

Deputies asked the man to come outside, and that person stabbed one of the deputies in the upper right shoulder and tried to flee the area, says the statement. Deputies chased on foot and caught up to the man, who resisted arrest.  

An Emergency

The man went unconscious during his struggle, the sheriff’s office reported. 

Deputies undertook life-saving measures and administered Narcan and CPR. Emergency personnel took both the man and the injured deputy to the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for treatment.

They were both in stable condition as of the statement’s release Sunday.

Cheyenne Police Department is investigating the case.  

This is a developing story and Cowboy State Daily will update it as more information is available. 

Clair McFarland can be reached at Clair@CowboyStateDaily.com.

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