Sheridan resident charged with reckless endangerment
Date posted: January 30, 2014
SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man has been charged with reckless endangerment after he pointed a gun at a woman during an argument.
Daniel Lovick appeared in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday and was assigned a $2,500 unsecured bond.
According to court documents, Lovick had spent the evening with a female friend, but when the woman suspected Lovick received a message from someone who she believed supplied him with drugs, an argument ensued.
The female witness told police Lovick prepared to leave by collecting his belongings, and in the course of that task, picked up her laptop computer.
When she protested, the argument escalated. The female witness said Lovick pointed a handgun at her, and after a struggle, Lovick dropped the gun and fled, leaving the weapon behind.
When police arrived at the woman’s house, they found a Smith & Wesson semiautomatic handgun where Lovick had supposedly dropped it.
There were 10 rounds in the clip, but no round was chambered.
Police tracked down Lovick at his residence, and he denied having taken the laptop, but admitted he was carrying a gun because it was his right to do so.
Furthermore, he claimed the female had lunged at him and taken the gun during the course of the argument and he left to prevent the situation from escalating.
Police placed Lovick under arrest because they did not believe the woman would have been able to remove the weapon from the cross-draw holster Lovick was wearing under a heavy sweatshirt.
The laptop the woman mentioned was not found by police.
Reckless endangerment is a misdemeanor under Wyoming law and carries a potential penalty of up to a year in jail.
Further court proceedings for Lovick have not yet been scheduled in Sheridan.