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Troopers say two Cheyenne residents are in custody after pursuit

Two Cheyenne, Wyoming residents, are in custody following a pursuit that took place Thursday...
Two Cheyenne, Wyoming residents, are in custody following a pursuit that took place Thursday morning, July 29, 2021.(Laramie County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 7:12 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) - Two Cheyenne, Wyoming residents, are in custody following a pursuit that took place Thursday morning, July 29, 2021.

The pursuit started shortly after 11:13 a.m. after the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) was notified of a vehicle headed towards Wyoming that was possibly involved in felony theft in Nebraska. A WHP Trooper located the car east of Cheyenne near milepost 391 on Interstate 80. Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle, but say the driver failed to yield.

The driver of the stolen vehicle allegedly fled west from the trooper on Interstate 80 at speeds over 100 mph. The pursuit exited at Exit 386 near the Antelope Truck Stop before going off-road and through an adjacent pasture. The pursued vehicle drove through several right-of-way fences before entering Highway 213 and driving north towards Burns, Wyoming. The vehicle exited the road just south of Burns before coming to a stop. The occupants exited the car and fled on foot. A short time later, troopers say the driver was located hiding in a tree and taken into custody without further incident. The female passenger was found lying in an adjacent field and taken into custody without further incident.

The driver has been identified as 33-year-old Cheyenne, Wyoming resident Charles M. Carsten. The female passenger has been identified as 36-year-old Cheyenne, Wyoming resident Claudia M. Galvan.

Recommended charges for Carsten include possession of a controlled substance, possession of the stolen vehicle, driving while under the influence, fleeing to elude, reckless driving, speed, and other traffic-related offenses. Galvan was arrested for interference with a peace officer, a warrant for failing to pay child support and possession of a controlled substance.

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