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Greeley man accused of walking too close to Old Faithful waives hearing in separate police chase

Greeley man accused of walking too close to Old Faithful waives hearing in separate police chase
Posted at 5:14 AM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 07:15:37-05

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park has waived his preliminary hearing on a separate incident in Cheyenne.

KGAB-AM reports that Gabriel Villalva, of Greeley, Colorado, is charged in Laramie County with interference with a peace officer-injury, reckless driving and eluding.

The charges stem from a Sept. 19 incident in which police say Villalva led police on a chase that included crashing into a police car.

Villalva remains jailed on a $10,000 cash bond. His arraignment date has not yet been set.

Before the Cheyenne incident, Yellowstone rangers cited Villalva for walking off boardwalks and within a few feet of Old Faithful on Sept. 14. Tourists also captured video of a man resembling Villalva sitting next to one of Yellowstone's hottest springs.

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Information from: KGAB-AM, http://www.kgab.com