SHERIDAN — A Sheridan police officer was treated and released from the hospital after confronting a suspect accused of causing property damage at the Best Western Sheridan Center.
According to a press release from the Sheridan Police Department, officers responded to the report of 30-year-old Wyoming resident, Nicholas Preslar, damaging property at the hotel on Tuesday.
Preslar was reported to have broken the glass out of the front door of the hotel. An SPD officer encountered Preslar after he was pointed out by several eyewitnesses. Preslar had exited the hotel and was contacted by the police in the 500 block of North Main Street.
According to the statement, upon being contacted, Preslar was given verbal commands to stop and refused to comply. Preslar then turned toward an officer and became actively combative with the officer.
The officer became engaged in a physical fight with the subject. With the assistance of a couple of witnesses and other responding SPD officers and Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Preslar was taken into custody.
Preslar was charged with interference with a peace officer, resulting in bodily injury to the peace officer, a felony. Preslar was also charged with property destruction for the damage caused at the hotel.
One SPD officer went to the hospital and was later released with minor injuries.