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Greeley man accused of walking too close to Old Faithful waives hearing in separate police chase

Posted at 5:14 AM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 07:15:37-05

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park has waived his preliminary hearing on a separate incident in Cheyenne.

KGAB-AM reports that Gabriel Villalva, of Greeley, Colorado, is charged in Laramie County with interference with a peace officer-injury, reckless driving and eluding.

The charges stem from a Sept. 19 incident in which police say Villalva led police on a chase that included crashing into a police car.

Villalva remains jailed on a $10,000 cash bond. His arraignment date has not yet been set.

Before the Cheyenne incident, Yellowstone rangers cited Villalva for walking off boardwalks and within a few feet of Old Faithful on Sept. 14. Tourists also captured video of a man resembling Villalva sitting next to one of Yellowstone's hottest springs.


Information from: KGAB-AM,