In Argument With Roommate, Gillette Man Threatens “Bloodshed” If Arrest Isn’t Made, So Police Arrest Him

A 52-year-old man who reported being threatened with a gun in an argument with a roommate early Monday morning was himself arrested after warning police of imminent “bloodshed” if police don’t arrest someone.

April 24, 20231 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

After reporting he was threatened with a gun early Monday morning, a 52-year-old Gillette man was himself arrested when he told police that “bloodshed” would result if someone wasn't arrested.

The man was arguing with a 22-year-old man, reportedly a roommate, when police arrived at a home in the 900 block of Greenwood Avenue, said Cpl. Dan Stroup of the Gillette Police Department.

The older man called police at about 12:40 a.m. to report the younger man had pointed a gun at him, Stroup said. A 23-year-old who was at the home and witnessed the altercation told police a gun wasn’t pulled, but that the older man brandished a walking stick and threatened to kill the 22-year-old.

With police at the home, the older man was still riled up and told police that if they didn’t arrest someone, there’d be “bloodshed.”

That’s when Stroup said the officers arrested the 52-year-old on suspicion of breach of peace. He was taken to the Campbell County Detention Center without further incident.

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