Man arrested following two-county high-speed chase

Trevor Sanford
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Laramie, Wyo. - A high-speed chase over two southeast Wyoming counties, ends with a man in jail.

On Friday, January 20, Albany County Sheriff‘s deputies arrested Trevor Sanford just west of Cheyenne. It began at 5pm when deputies were dispatched to an address in the 4700 block of Skyline drive for a report of a male subject passed out inside a running vehicle.

In a press release, Undersheriff Josh DeBree says, while the Deputies were on scene they requested an ambulance to check on the medical condition of the male occupant. As Deputies were speaking with the male they realized he may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The Deputies attempted to have the male subject exit the vehicle however the driver’s door was not operational and the man was unable to crawl out of the passenger side door.

As the ambulance was arriving on scene, the man drove away in the vehicle at a high rate of speed, placing two Deputies lives at risk while standing alongside the vehicle. A vehicle pursuit was then initiated.

The vehicle eluded Deputies through one residential street, then into the Wal-Mart parking lot. Deputies followed into the parking lot and attempted to warn the pedestrians who were exiting the store. The pursuit then went east on Grand Ave towards Interstate 80. The driver entered the interstate, traveling east bound in the west bound lanes of travel. The Deputies concern was the safety of the public and they made attempts to warn other drivers, and have the westbound interstate traffic stopped.

The vehicle continued to elude law enforcement east bound on highway 210 towards Cheyenne, were the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office and Wyoming Highway patrol were waiting with spike strips. At approximately mile post 13 on Highway 210 the suspect vehicles tire were successfully spiked, however the pursuit continued.

The man continued into the wind farm just west of Cheyenne, were he eventually became stuck in a snowdrift, while traveling off road. Deputies were able to take the suspect into custody without injury. The suspect was checked by medical staff and transported to the Albany County Detention Center.

The suspect provided Deputies with a false name, but was eventually identified as Trevor Sanford. Deputies learned that Sanford had a nationwide extradition warrant for his arrest out of Colorado for two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance. Sanford was issued citations for Driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, eluding, reckless endangerment and interference with law enforcement.