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90 days sentenced for Cheyenne man in BB gun assault case

Laramie County Governmental Complex (Lisa Hushbeck/Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Won Buchanan received a 90-day jail sentence for breaching the peace after initially being accused of more severe charges including felony aggravated assault. The Laramie County Circuit Court found Buchanan guilty on March 14 following a series of charge amendments.

On March 3, Deputy Budde of the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office responded to an assault call. The altercation took place on the 1800 block of South Greeley Highway. Jade Lovelady reported that Buchanan, whom she had known for only a few weeks, pointed a handgun at her, instilling a fear for her life.

According to Lovelady, Buchanan arrived uninvited and, following a brief confrontation, brandished a black handgun. Despite being asked to leave, he escalated the situation before fleeing in a white Buick sedan. Authorities later detained Buchanan at the scene, where he claimed the weapon was just a BB gun hidden under the driver’s seat of his car.

Deputy Budde confirmed the retrieval of a black BB handgun, which bore a striking resemblance to a real firearm. Despite Buchanan’s claims, Lovelady stood firm on her account, stating the gun’s presentation made her scared for her life.

Initially charged with felony aggravated assault and battery for threatening with a weapon, Buchanan’s charges were first amended to reckless endangerment and finally to breach of peace.