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Man Arrested for Allegedly Pulling a Gun on His Wife and Her Boyfriend


A man was arrested in Casper yesterday after allegedly chasing his wife and another man around town with a gun.

Police received a call last night of a high speed chase involving a man with a gun near the area of 1st and Elk Street.

When officers responded to the scene, they observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. After seeing the police, the female driver pulled over and began frantically waving at the officers.

She identified herself as the wife of 33-year-old Preston Duke. She told police that she had been married to Duke for two years, but had started seeing someone else and that Duke had recently told her that he was going to kill her boyfriend, Thomas Brooks, if he did not leave Casper.

According to police reports, Brooks told police that Duke’s wife was going to ask for a divorce and after an argument ensued, Brooks drove to meet her in a parking lot on East 1st street.

Duke pulled into the parking lot and allegedly pointed a silver chrome pistol at Brooks and said- “I thought I told you to leave Casper or I’d kill you.”

Duke’s wife began to drive away and according to reports, Duke pointed the gun at her as she drove off and then got into his truck and began following her.

A car chase followed with speeds in excess of 60 to 90 miles per hour. No one was injured in the incident.

After losing his wife, Duke drove to a friend’s house where police found him and placed him under arrest.

Duke told officers that he never intended to shoot anyone.

He was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent and reckless endangerment.

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