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Natrona County man admits to pointing gun at two women

Natrona County man admits to pointing gun at two women

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Bryan Dunihoo, 45, makes his initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court in July. Dunihoo faces two counts of aggravated assault.

A Natrona County man on Friday morning admitted to pointing a gun at two women in June of this year.

Bryan Dunihoo, 45, made the admissions in Natrona County District Court to support his guilty pleas to two counts of reckless endangering.

Although district court judges typically handle felonies, the charges Dunihoo pleaded guilty to are both misdemeanors. Prosecutors initially charged Dunihoo with two felony assault charges, alleging he fired a shotgun and a pistol at a woman he met on an online dating site after she tried to meet his wife.

As part of a plea deal, however, Assistant District Attorney Michael Schafer on Friday modified the charges by dismissing the felony counts in favor of misdemeanors. The agreement does not include a sentencing provision, so prosecution and defense lawyers will both be allowed to argue for whatever they consider appropriate. The reckless endangering charges are each limited to a maximum sentence of a year’s incarceration.

During the brief change of plea hearing, Dunihoo appeared free on bond and entered his pleas with a single word each.

He admitted to pointing a gun in the direction of each of the two women, but did not describe what gun he used or his relationship to the women. He will appear again to be sentenced after authorities have investigated his background and presented their finding to the judge.

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Shane Sanderson is a Star-Tribune reporter who primarily covers criminal justice. Sanderson is a proud University of Missouri graduate. Lately, he’s been reading Cormac McCarthy and cooking Italian food. He writes about his own life in his free time.

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