Casper Man Arrested Following Multiple Pursuits
A Casper man is facing a litany of charges after allegedly fleeing law enforcement on multiple occasions.
Mark Donald Tuttle, 43, was arrested Saturday on charges of eluding law enforcement, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, driving with no insurance, possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, interference with a peace officer, receiving and concealing stolen property, theft and burglary.
According to court records, the alleged events began on April 6 when police attempted to contact Tuttle, who had an active arrest warrant. When contacted, Tuttle sped off on a black motorcycle.
On April 12, Tuttle was traveling as a passenger in a vehicle the Mills Police Department stopped. Tuttle exited the vehicle and ran away.
April 19, a Casper police officer saw Tuttle parked in a black Chevy Monte Carlo at Second and McKinley streets. An officer maneuvered his patrol vehicle in front of Tuttle's car. Tuttle then drove off and nearly collided with other cars. Tuttle reached speeds of up to 60 mph in a 30 mph zone.
A 4 p.m., a man called Casper police and reported that his vehicle had just been hit by a black Monte Carlo. When officers responded to the area, they found the vehicle parked in the alleyway between Hyview and Coffman Avenue. Tuttle was not in the vehicle, but officers did find a socket with burnt marijuana residue.
On April 20, police responded to the area of 12th and Boxelder for a reported disturbance. Police arrived to find a red Pontiac Firebird parked in the middle of the street.
Officers visited a residence and were advised that Tuttle was hiding inside. When officers entered the home, they located Tuttle hiding in a closet under the stairs.
Tuttle refused to come out and physically resisted officers. Officers eventually had to use a stun gun to gain Tuttle's compliance. In the affidavit, a Casper police officer noted that several officers had minor injuries to their hands and knees and were also exposed to Tuttle's blood. Tuttle was so injured from the incident that he had to be transported by ambulance to Wyoming Medical Center.
Police later discovered the red Pontiac had its ignition punched out. They also learned the vehicle belonged to Tuttle's acquaintance. The owner told police he knew Tuttle and did not wish to press charges.
He is expected to appear in Natrona County Circuit Court Monday afternoon.