Wyoming Football Player Charged with Pointing Gun at People
LARAMIE, WY. (AP) — A now former University of Wyoming football player is facing felony charges after authorities say he pointed an unloaded handgun at two people.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports Allen Smith III was charged Friday with two counts of aggravated assault and battery with the threat to use a drawn deadly weapon.
Court records say two people told police they drove Smith to an apartment in Laramie and Smith offered to show them his gun.
Records say the freshman defensive back returned to the vehicle and separately pointed a handgun at each of them, pulling the trigger four times for each person.
Defense attorney Jason Tangeman describes the gun as an air-soft gun that shoots pellets and says Smith disputes the criminal charges.
University of Wyoming Athletics Department and head football coach Craig Bohl announced on Friday, Sept. 20th, that freshman defensive back Allen Smith was suspended from the team indefinitely.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 1.
Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com