Foot Chase Ends With Probation Violation [AUDIO]
A homeless man was arrested in Casper Wednesday after a foot chase and tussle with a police officer. Attempt to escape contact:
Adam Phillip Doyle, 32, was arrested and charged with interference with a police officer and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.
According to Police affidavit, Police received a call that someone was reportedly trying to break into a vehicle parked in a lot between Taco Bell and Guadalajara restaurant on CY Avenue. A police officer made contact with Doyle sitting in the vehicle, which later turned out to be owned by a friend of Doyle’s.
When the officer went to his patrol car to call dispatch, Doyle fled on foot. The officer pursued and when Doyle slipped and fell, the officer caught up with him. The charging documents said the officer repeatedly told Doyle to stop resisting as he struggled against being handcuffed. A passerby reportedly helped the officer get Doyle handcuffed.
Doyle was found to be in possession of paraphernalia that tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine and marijuana.
At his initial appearance on Thursday, Prosecutor John Minor brought a new charge of being in violation of his probation on a previous conviction.
Doyle pleaded not guilty to the new charges and asked for a jury trial. As to the violation of probation charge, Doyle pleaded guilty and Circuit Court Judge Michael Huber sentenced Doyle to a year in jail.
Judge Huber set bond at 500 dollars for the charges pending.