William Steger

A Mills man was arrested early Sunday morning after he allegedly tackled a police officer outside of a party in Casper.

A group of Casper police officers arrived at a house in the 300 block of North Iowa Street around 3:30 Sunday morning after they received reports of a large number of people partying and blocking parking. The owner of the home spoke with the officers, according to police documents, but another man — identified by police as William Steger — also told officers the home belonged to him.

The officers began working with some partygoers to get them safe rides home, according to police documents, when a man “ran through” the officers, yelling at them and laughing. The officers “began moving” around and shoved the man, later identified as Steger, away from them, according to documents.

Police say that Steger then allegedly tackled one officer, who landed on her back and hit her head on the lawn.

Steger was then pulled up and handcuffed, according to police. The officer who was tackled began having shortness of breath, but an examination from first responders cleared her of any need for medical treatment.

Steger was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer, a felony that carries a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment.

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Seth Klamann joined the Star-Tribune in 2016 and covers education and health. A 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri and proud Kansas City native, Seth worked for newspapers in Milwaukee and Omaha before coming to Casper.

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