By Ryan Lewallen, County 17
A Gillette man was arrested this past weekend after he reportedly pointed a gun at his neighbor while intoxicated and left the firearm within reach of his 9-year-old daughter, police said Monday.
Officers were dispatched to a residence on Saddle String Circle around 7 p.m. Nov. 13 after it was reported that two neighbors were reportedly having a dispute and that a firearm was involved, according to Gillette Police Corporal Dan Stroup.
One neighbor, identified by independent witnesses as 33-year-old Caleb Starr, allegedly approached his neighbor, who was standing outside, and pointed a black handgun at him before retreating inside his own residence, Stroup said.
Starr, when contacted by officers, was reportedly heavily intoxicated and had left the loaded pistol on a couch, where his 9-year-old daughter was able to pick it up and move it, per Stroup.
Officers charged Starr with reckless endangering with a firearm and child endangerment.