Preliminary Hearing Set on Weapons Charge

A 41-year-old Sheridan man is scheduled for preliminary hearing in circuit court next week on charges stemming from a dispute outside the Pony Bar and Grill in downtown Sheridan.

The hearing for Christopher Barr is set for 3:30 in the afternoon on July 29. The incident happened on Friday, July 11.

Sheridan Police Sgt. Travis Koltiska said Barr was arrested for possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent. The sergeant said Barr and another person were involved in a dispute outside the bar and grill, and one of them threatened to kill the other. He said Barr reportedly walked to a vehicle, pulled something out of the car, and put the object in his pants.

The sergeant said police called to the scene found Barr in possession of a loaded handgun. He said when they searched the vehicle, they found other loaded weapons. The sergeant said he didn't know how many weapons there were, but that police found “several.”

He said possession of a loaded gun in itself is not a violation of Wyoming statutes. But Barr's possession of the weapon during an altercation elevated the incident to a violation.

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