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Man accused of threatening another person with screwdriver makes court appearance

Jayson Mullen (Courtesy of the Laramie County Sheriff's Department)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – According to court papers, Jayson Mullen, age 24, made his initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court on Tuesday, June 10th, 2020 to hear the recommended charge of Aggravated Assault read to him bu Judge Nau.

An affdavit filed in the case says that on June 7th, 2020, an officer with the Cheyenne Police Department was dispatched to Holiday Park in reference to a reported disturbance that involved a knife.

Police say that they spoke with the accuser who said they were with a group of people who were having a party in the park when a male, later identified as Mullen, approached them. The accuser told authorities that they did know Mullen so they asked him to leave the shelter.

It is reported that Mullen continued to come back to the shelter, each time being told to leave.

Court documents say that the accuser advised police that the last time they asked Mullen to stay away from their gathering that he pulled out a screwdriver from his pocket and pointed the long point at them.

The accuser advised police that Mullen stated “Don’t test me, cause I’ll stick you,” while pointing the screwdriver at them.

The officer reports that they contacted Mullen walking away from the shelter where the party had gathered and spoke with him. It is alleged that Mullen still had the screwdriver on his person at the time.

The affidavit says that Mullen told the officer that he had gotten into an argument with his friends, pulled out the screwdriver and stuck it into the ground.

“Mullen stated he did that because he didn’t want to stick someone with it,” the officer said.

According to Wyoming state statutes any individual convicted of Aggravated Assault – Threaten with a Weapon can face up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to 10k.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Laramie County District Attorney’s Office. Information is provided by the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office.