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Laramie County Governmental Complex on 20th Street in Cheyenne. WTE/file

CHEYENNE – A Cheyenne man accused of beating his wife is set to have his preliminary hearing in Laramie County Circuit Court.

Bryan Steven Mau, 31, was arrested last week by the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department. He is facing charges of felonious restraint, domestic battery, false imprisonment and unlawful contact.

He is currently being held on a $10,000 cash bond and his preliminary hearing is set for 11 a.m. Friday.

According to court documents:

On Aug. 5, officers responded to a physical domestic call. When officers arrived on scene, they met with the victim who said she and her husband got into a fight because she found a needle in Mau’s pocket. She said Mau was a methamphetamine user but had been clean for the past few months.

Since their son was born, Mau had been sleeping in a tent in their backyard. Mau came into the bedroom around 4 a.m. and began yelling at the victim and said he can sleep in their bed if he wants to.

The victim said that’s fine, but she wasn’t going to sleep in the same bed as him. The victim then went to check on their 6-month-old son and Mau followed her and continued to yell.

During the yelling, Mau hit the victim on her head with his fist. The victim then walked out of the nursery, and Mau continued to follow her and hit her.

Mau then put her in an arm bar restraint in which the victim was unable to breath. She then was able to escape and run to a neighbors house to call law enforcement.

When officers arrived on scene, they saw the victim had scratch marks on her chest, a bloody upper lip, a sore shoulder, dizziness and a bad headache.


A transient man accused of attacking a victim with a pellet gun has his preliminary hearing in Circuit Court scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Tyce Anthony Bernabeu, 18, is charged with aggravated assault and battery with a deadly weapon and is being held on a $5,000 cash bond.

According to court documents:

On Aug. 6, Cheyenne police responded to a domestic incident. The victim said Bernabeu arrived at the residence to collect some of his belongings.

Bernabeu began yelling insults at the victim and pointed a pellet gun at the victims head. The victim didn’t know it was a pellet gun at that time and thought it was a regular handgun.

The victim told Bernabeu to leave and he didn’t. Bernabeu then ran at the victim and swung the gun at him several times.

The victim was hit on his right hand and had a half inch cut on his right hand.

Officers saw blood on the screen door of the front porch. When officers contacted Bernabeu, he allegedly admitted attacking the victim with the gun.


A Cheyenne man accused of speeding away from police in his car is facing charges of aggravated assault and battery, possession of an open alcohol container in a moving vehicle, fleeing or attempting to elude police and reckless endangering.

Kolten John Lackey has his preliminary hearing set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday and is being held on a $3,000 cash bond.

According to court documents:

On June 8, Cheyenne Police responded to a call for a wanted subject. Officers located Lackey in the drivers sear of a car with an open bottle of whiskey between his legs.

Officers instructed Lackey to turn off the car, but Lackey began to drive away. Officers began pursing Lackey in their patrol cars and he continued to ignore officers and sped away.

The chase reached speeds of 80 mph in a 30 mph speed zone. Lackey continued to speed away from officers throughout town.

Officers eventually found the vehicle parked on the street, but Lackey had fled the scene. A K9 was deployed to try and locate him. Officers were unable to locate him at that time.

It wasn’t until Aug. 6 when Laramie County Sheriff’s deputies were able to locate and arrest Lackey in the 2100 block of Persons Road.

Isabella Alves is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s criminal justice reporter. She can be reached at ialves@wyomingnews.com or 307-633-3128. Follow her on Twitter @IsabellaAlves96.

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