A 29-year-old Gillette man has been charged with four counts of reckless endangerment after allegedly pointing a laser at teens in the Walmart parking lot late Sunday evening.
Kyle Fresorger has also been charged with interfering with an officer and possession an open container.
The incident occurred May 17 after law enforcement received a report of a suspicious male in a white 2005 Dodge Stratus pointing a green laser attached to what they believed to be a handgun at two 18-year-old men as they walked to their vehicle in the parking lot around 10:45 p.m.
The victims immediately got into their car and left the parking lot to find Fresorger following them in the Stratus and tried to unsuccessfully evade Fresorger by driving behind Marshalls and Heaven to Earth in the strip mall parking lot.
As the pair turned onto Lakeway Road, they noticed the green laser pointed at their heads and attempted to get as low in their seats as possible but the laser was still pointing at their heads and chests through their back window so they proceeded to drive to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) on 4-J and Boxelder roads.
When the men pulled into the CCSO parking lot, Fresorger reportedly continued west on Boxelder Road and was eventually pulled over by two Gillette Police Department officers on Westover Road, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
Along with finding a .22 caliber handgun and box of .22 caliber ammunition, officers also found an open bottle of Corona and smelled marijuana.
When asked to exit the vehicle, the suspect immediately became uncooperative and denied having pointed a weapon at anyone, court documents state, and refused to answer any questions.
Fresorger was arranged on May 18 in Circuit Court of the Sixth Judicial District and released on bond May 19. Reckless endangerment is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for up to one year. Misdemeanor interference with a police officer is punishable by imprisonment for up to one year, a $1000 fine, or both.