Cash Wheeler: sworn police incident report is made public

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The police report outlining the attending officer’s actions and observations on the day of Cash Wheeler’s alleged offense has been made public.

Wheeler was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning and later appeared before a judge on a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm.

The affidavit to issue an arrest warrant has since been released on the Orange County Clerk of Courts website. It includes the attending police officer’s report.

The alleged victim’s name and certain other personal identifying details have been redacted in POST Wrestling’s reporting.

The affidavit for an arrest warrant, which outlines events on July 27th, 2023, states:

Upon my arrival I spoke to the victim, [redacted], who provided me with a sworn written/verbal statement that said the following:

[redacted] stated he was driving west on Interstate 4 north of Exit 83. He noticed a Jeep Gladiator weaving in and out of traffic honking its horn, so he moved over to the far-right lane to let the Jeep pass.

[redacted] said the Jeep took the right shoulder to drive around him on the passenger side of his vehicle. [redacted] looked over and noticed a white male with a beard pointing a black semi-automatic handgun out of the driver’s window at him with a strong stare. [redacted] said he feared for his life at this time. [redacted] stated he slowed down to get out of the way of the firearm and ended up behind the suspect vehicle at this time.

At this time both were committed to exit 83 (Ivanhoe Blvd). [redacted] took pictures of the Jeep as it turned right onto College Park Drive and began to drive reckless. [redacted] said the Jeep beared Florida tag [redacted]. After taking the picture, [redacted] said he called 911 and gave the vehicle information to dispatch the details of what occurred. He explained he could not be late for work and asked an officer to meet him at his work [redacted].

I created a photo line-up using ELVIS (a database used by law enforcement for investigative purposes). Elvis selected five random photos based on the suspect’s Florida driver’s license picture and put them in a randomized order with the suspect being the sixth picture. Officer [redacted] met with [redacted] and presented him with the photo lineup instructions and the photo lineup. [redacted] quickly selected the correct picture, photo #2, of the suspect, later identified as, Daniel M. Wheeler, W/M D.O.B 5/17/1987 with 100% certainty. (See Officer [redacted]’s supplement for more details.) Based on [redacted]’s sworn statement and the positive photo lineup identification, probable cause exist to charge Wheeler with, aggravated assault with a firearm violation of F.S.S. 784.021(1)(A)-1.

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