Criminal Justice News

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Sex offender Wanted for Robbery and Assault Captured by Wyoming Fugitive Task Force

Cheyenne, WY – A registered sex offender who was wanted in Laramie County, Wyoming for Robbery, Assault and Unlawful Entry was located and arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals led Wyoming Fugitive Task Force.

Max Gauna, 36 of Cheyenne, Wyoming was charged with robbery and assault, stemming from an incident last year, where it is alleged that Gauna entered into a residence and threatened a woman he had been dating and a man she was with. During the encounter Gauna allegedly took a cellular phone belonging to the woman.

Additionally, near the time of the issuance of the robbery warrant, The Laramie County Sheriff requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals in Cheyenne with an investigation to determine if Gauna had ceased residing at his registered address in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

On May 21, 2015 Members of the Wyoming Fugitive Task Force, consisting of Deputy United States Marshals, investigators from the Cheyenne Police Department and Laramie County Sheriff’s Department began a surveillance operation targeting possible locations associated with Max Gauna. The operation led to the Frontier Shopping Mall in Cheyenne, Wyoming where Gauna was observed by undercover investigators. Gauna was taken into custody outside the shopping center without incident.

During the investigation, it was determined that Gauna had vacated his residence several months prior. That information is being followed up on by the Laramie County Sheriff to determine if Failure to Register as a Sex Offender charges should be applied.

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