Man who caused Rescue Mission lockdown charged with ‘Terroristic Threats’

Mackenzie Now

A man who was angry about getting kicked out of the Central Wyoming Rescue Mission on July 5th has been given recommended charges of “terroristic threats.”

According to a police affidavit, Mackenzie Now became angry when he was told to leave the Wyoming Rescue Mission after they say he refused to do chores.

Police were called when employees at the mission were advised by a resident that Now had “showed him a gun and stated he was going to return.”

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According to the report, after leaving the mission Now attempted to stay with an acquaintance at a nearby motel. When told to leave he again brandished the handgun.

The acquaintance told police he was a former MMA fighter and “immediately pushed Now against the wall” and grabbed his wrist. Now then left the room with his belongings, according to the report.

When officers arrived they found Now “hiding behind a concrete planter” near an apartment complex.

Police discovered the weapon was a BB gun, and also found glass pipes with marijuana residue in his belongings.

Now told police while being interviewed that he was “irritated” because “he did not have anywhere else to stay,” and that he carried a gun because he was homeless and needed protection.

Now is facing recommended charges of breach of peace, possession of marijuana, and terroristic threats.