A 35-year-old Cheyenne man is behind bars after allegedly strangling his girlfriend and leading police on a chase through south Cheyenne.

According to a booking sheet, police were dispatched to 3524 Frontier St. at 3:13 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, for a physical domestic.

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Police discovered a female had sent a text message containing her address to her coworker, which her coworker said was code that she was in danger with her abusive boyfriend, Kent Richard Embree Jr.

Police gathered probable cause for strangulation of a household member and domestic battery against Embree, who they say left the area in a black Audi before they arrived.

'Abusive Boyfriend' Arrested Following Police Chase

At 7:42 p.m., police spotted the suspect vehicle traveling north on Morrie Avenue.

They initiated a traffic stop, but the vehicle reportedly continued to drive and elude officers through the south side of Cheyenne.

Police say the vehicle finally stopped at Fox Farm Road and South Greeley Highway, and Embree exited the driver's side and was placed in handcuffs.

When police searched the vehicle, they reportedly found a small clear baggie containing suspected methamphetamine in the center console.

Embree was booked into the Laramie County Detention Center on two felony charges -- strangulation of a household member - minor injury and domestic battery - two or more convictions within the previous 10 years -- each punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

He was also booked on two misdemeanor charges -- fleeing or attempting to elude police officers and possession of methamphetamine.

Embree is scheduled to make his initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court at 10:15 a.m. on Monday, June 3.

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