A police report detailing Cash Wheeler’s assault charge has emerged online, providing full details from the victim’s point of view.
It was reported on August 18th that Cash Wheeler (real name Daniel Wheeler) had been arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm. The alleged incident took place on July 27th, and according to court documents, he entered a plea of not guilty on August 3rd.
It was revealed during his August 18th arraignment that the alleged incident was believed to have been the result of “road rage” and that Cash Wheeler had allegedly flashed a gun at his victim. The judge agreed to release Wheeler on a $2500 bond and ordered him to have no contact with the alleged victims in the case. Wheeler was also ordered not to have any weapons on his person.
Now, a police report has emerged that sheds more light on the warrant for Cash Wheeler’s arrest, describing the incident from the alleged victim’s point of view. The full text of the police report can be read below, with certain personal information redacted to protect those involved.
On July 27, 2023, at 0959 I, Officer M. Bowhay #19932, responded to [address redacted] in reference to an aggravated assault with a firearm call. Upon my arrival I spoke to the victim, Daniel Matta, who provided me with a sworn written/verbal statement that said the following:
Matta 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. Matta said the Jeep took the right shoulder to drive around him on the passenger side of his vehicle. Matta 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. Matta said he feared for his life at this time.
Matta 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). Matta took pictures of the Jeep as it turned right onto College Park Drive and began to drive reckless. Matta said the Jeep beared Florida tag [redacted]. After taking the picture, Matta 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 [address 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 Blinn #34211 met with Matta and presented him with the photo lineup instructions and the photo lineup. Matta
quickly selected the correct picture, photo #2, of the suspect, later identified as, Daniel M. Wheeler, [redacted] with 100% certainty. (See Officer Blinn’s supplement for more details.)
Based on Mattas 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.
Will Cash Wheeler Be At AEW All In?
News of Cash Wheeler’s arrest comes just over a week away from All Elite Wrestling making its UK debut when the company presents All In on August 27th. Wheeler is currently one half of the AEW World Tag Team Champions alongside FTR partner Dax Harwood, and the two are scheduled to defend their championship against The Young Bucks inside Wembley Stadium.
Understandably, fans have begun to question whether this match will still take place after the events of today. As reported by PWInsider, court documents from Cash Wheeler’s arraignment indicate that he is not being asked to surrender his passport by the court. In addition, the court has not imposed any restrictions on him traveling internationally, and because he has not been convicted of a crime, he should have no problem traveling to the UK if All Elite Wrestling decides to go ahead with the match.