The Cheyenne Police Department arrested Daniel Gutierrez, 32, of Cheyenne on January 5. At about 6:00 a.m., CPD Officers and US Federal Marshals attempted to serve a federal arrest warrant to Gutierrez at his residence, 612 E. 2nd St. Officers were dispatched to the same address on October 30, 2017 and were forced to shoot a large dog that was released on an officer as officers were trying to contact Gutierrez.
On January 5, as officers were approaching the house, Gutierrez fled in a white Nissan Armada with a male passenger. A pursuit ensued when officers attempted to stop the vehicle and Gutierrez refused to stop. The pursuit went through the downtown and south areas of Cheyenne with speeds reaching up to 80 miles per hour at times. Several times during the pursuit Gutierrez drove in the lane of oncoming traffic. The pursuit lasted for twenty-five minutes and ended near Pine Ave. and Apricot St. where a semi-truck with a trailer pulled across the roadway, blocking Gutierrez’s path. Gutierrez was taken into custody and there were no injuries and no property damage. However, Gutierrez made statements that if he had been armed he would have been shooting at officers.
In addition to the federal warrant, Gutierrez was arrested for reckless driving, fleeing/eluding, possession of methamphetamine and multiple traffic offenses. This case remains under investigation by the Cheyenne Police Department.