Cheyenne police arrest man after allegedly assaulting officer

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Cheyenne, Wyo. - The Cheyenne Police Department have arrested Matthew Dausman, 32, of Cheyenne, after he allegedly assaulted several people including a CPD Sergeant.

Matthew Thomas Dausman

It began when CPD Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 4500 block of Charles St. at about 11:00 a.m. on January 29. That's where officers determined Dausman had unlawfully entered the residence and threatened his father, Ronald Dausman, with a knife.

Matthew ran off before officers arrived, but was located a short distance away, at Springer Ct. and Cleveland Ave. by a Cheyenne Police Department Sergeant.

The sergeant says that's when Dausman charged at him, causing him to lose his balance and fall. Dausman then fought with the sergeant, unsuccessfully attempting to disarm him by pulling on his holstered pistol and causing cuts and bruises to the sergeant in the process. The sergeant was able to maintain control of his pistol and detain Dausman until additional officers arrived.

Dausman was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault for the events at the house and attempting to disarm a peace officer and aggravated assault on a police officer.