Suspect jokes he'll "just be getting a t-shirt" before police take him to jail

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) A Cheyenne man was arrested and charged with multiple crimes including aggravated assault, domestic battery, and felonious restraint.

Theophuleus William Gabriel was arrested and charged with multiple crimes including aggravated assault, domestic battery, and felonious restraint.

The charges stem from an incident that took place in November of 2019. Police reports indicate officers arrived on location to find 33-year-old Theophuleus William Gabriel, who had a bite mark on his cheek, and the victim, who had bruising on their face/head and complained of pain in their fingers.

Court records say Gabriel told police he and the victim were in a verbal argument which was about to turn violent, so he tried to hug the victim to calm them down and the victim head-butted him.

However, the responding officers said cellphone video and other house cameras tell a different story. The officer reported the video shows Gabriel was the aggressor.

Records indicate the video shows Gabriel head-butt the victim, push them to the ground, and sit on top of the victim to prevent their escape. The video shows Gabriel holding the victim down and yelling in their face repeatedly. Officers said the video also shows the victim bite Gabriel's face in an effort to escape.

Court records say the victim was able to call police and as they arrived, the victim told Gabriel "he was going to jail" to which he replied "I know, and I'll just be getting a t-shirt."

If convicted of all charges, Gabriel could face up to 10 years in prison, and more than $20,000 in fines.

Gabriel's preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 15th at the Laramie County Courthouse.