Green River Star -


By David Martin

Stabbing, car chase occur during week


The Green River Police Department responded to an alleged stabbing early Sunday morning.

At about 1:04 a.m., the GRPD responded to an undisclosed residence on West Teton Boulevard. The report initially claimed a 17-year-old male had stabbed his older brother following an altercation between the two and left the address on foot.

The victim was transported to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County for a wound to the left side of his torso, with the extent of the injuries unknown as of press time.

Officers located the suspect and arrested him for alleged aggravated assault, interference with a peace officer and consumption of alcohol by a minor.

That wouldn’t be the only serious incident local law enforcement would respond to during the week.

On Tuesday, the Wyoming Highway Patrol was involved in a high-speed chase on Interstate 80. According to Stephanie Harsha, Public Involvement Specialist for the Wyoming Department of Transportation in Rock Springs, the chase started when WHP troopers spotted a white car exceeding 100 mph and attempted to pull the vehicle over.

During the chase, the vehicle is alleged to have reached speeds near 120 mph. The chase ended when the driver, Fane Tatofi, 30, of Riverside, Calif., was arrested after leaving the vehicle near the Rock Springs Water Treatment Plant off of I-80.

Charges were not finalized as of press time, however according to, Tatofi has eight pending charges listed against him. Those charges are alleged destruction of property greater than $1,000, possession of burglary tools, receiving stolen property, fleeing a police officer, possession of methamphetamine, littering, failure to maintain a single lane of travel and driving while under suspension.

Initially, Tatofi was suspected of being involved in a bank robbery in Evanston, but has since been cleared of involvement in that crime.

The Evanston Police Department still seeks the suspect in the U.S. Bank robbery Tuesday afternoon, who is described as an African-American in his 20s or 30s and was seen wearing a black hoodie, dark pants, large sunglasses and gloves at the time of the crime.


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