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.

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.

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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.