High Speed Pursuit Ends In Crash, Arrest

On May 7th, 2020 at approximately 1949 hours, Deputies attempted to
pull over a white 1995 Jeep vehicle in the area of Burlington Trail and South
Industrial Road for traffic violations. The driver, later identified as 51 year old
Charles Peek of Carpenter, refused to stop and drove off eastbound on
Campstool Road at approximately 90mph in a posted 45mph zone. Peek then
led deputies on a 31 mile chase through rural eastern Laramie County reaching
speeds of 100mph. Traffic conditions during the pursuit were largely no traffic
present except for an occasional vehicle and road conditions were normal.
During the pursuit, Peek briefly stopped in the area of the 11000 block of
Campstool Road at which time a male passenger exited the vehicle and ran off.
As the pursuit was nearing the Colorado border, Troopers from the Wyoming
Highway Patrol arrived to assist. Peek swerved his vehicle at a pursuing
Trooper’s vehicle several times at speeds of 70-100 miles per hour, causing the
two vehicles to collide at which time Peek lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle
left the roadway while driving south in the 100 block of County Road 151 located
just south of the town of Carpenter, and rolled approximately one and three
quarters times before landing on its driver’s side in an empty field.
The vehicle caught on fire but the flames were quickly put out with a fire
extinguisher by Troopers. Deputies removed Peek from the vehicle and he was
taken into custody without further incident. After receiving medical clearance at
CRMC, Peek was transported to the Laramie County Jail where he was booked
in for the following charges; aggravated assault on a peace officer, felony
eluding, reckless driving, possession of drugs, speeding, failure to maintain lane,
failure to stop at a stop sign, driving under a suspended license, no liability
insurance, improper registration, open container, and no seatbelt. Peek was also
wanted out of Colorado for an active felony arrest warrant.