A 37-year-old Cheyenne man is facing felony charges following an incident at a Cheyenne fitness center.

According to arrest records, police were called to Gold's Gym at 1616 E. Pershing Boulevard shortly after 6 a.m. Friday, May 12, and arrived to find Brandon Burke Creel being pinned to the ground by multiple patrons.

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Police say patrons and employees told them that Creel had attempted to carjack a vehicle in the parking lot by opening the driver's side door and pulling the driver out, but when he got into the driver's seat to drive away he was unable to get the vehicle to start due to not having the keys in the ignition.

Creel then reportedly ran into the gym, approached the front desk, and stated that he had a bomb and wanted access to the cash drawer.

When told no, Creel reportedly left the front desk, approached another gym patron, and punched him twice.

The patron told police he was able to tackle Creel and hold him on the ground in a neck restraint until they arrived.

Creel was subsequently arrested and charged with two counts of robbery-threat of injury, interference with a peace officer, and simple assault.

Creel is currently being held in the Laramie County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. next Monday, May 22, in Laramie County Circuit Court.

It was just last month, on April 30, that Laramie County Sheriff's deputies were called to Creel's home for a suicidal subject and arrived to find him in possession of a knife and physically fighting with a family member.

After being ordered to drop the knife, the suicidal Creel barricaded himself in a bedroom and announced he had a gun and would use it.

Creel eventually surrendered and was subsequently charged with reckless endangering and domestic battery. He pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charges on May 11.

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