Man Leaves Behind Identification and Eludes an Officer

(Gillette, Wyo.) According to the Gillette Police Department, Travis Elmore. The 28-year-old was arrested May 22nd on a warrant that was issued for Elmore allegedly eluding an officer, turning violation, no proof of insurance, and no valid driver’s license on April 29th, 2017.

Around 3:00 a.m. on April 29, Elmore was reportedly driving a White Volkswagon on Echeta Road traveling east. As he was turning onto Highway 14/16 from Echeta Road; he failed to yield to an officer’s vehicle who was approaching the same intersection, almost causing an accident with the patrol vehicle.

The officer initiated a traffic stop, and Elmore pulled into the Foothills Theatre parking lot. The officer made contact with Elmore and noted a strong odor of alcohol from inside the Volkswagon. Elmore told the officer he had given a couple of friends a ride home from Boothill. Elmore gave the officer his Wyoming Identification but did not provide proof of insurance.

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Once the officer returned to his vehicle to run Elmore’s information, Elmore supposedly left the scene of the traffic stop at a high rate of speed leaving behind his identification. The officer then pursued Elmore and contacted dispatch the details of Elmore’s direction of travel. A Campbell County Sheriff’s deputy that was traveling north on Highway 14/16 attempted to pursue the Volkswagen along with the officer; neither made contact with Elmore.

Later, the officer still having Elmore’s I.D. card was able to match the person driving the vehicle along with previous mugshots of Elmore.

Elmore has a history of from 2005 to 2009 in Sweetwater County and has been found guilty of all counts listed: eluding an officer, driving without a license numerous times, reckless driving, miscellaneous traffic violations, possession of controlled substance, and felony delivery of a controlled substance. In 2014, there was a domestic battery charge, and there was a possession of marijuana in 2016, in which Elmore plead no contest to both.