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18-year-old arrested after allegedly pointing gun at, striking juvenile

Skyler Wrey Hennek courtesy of the Casper Police Department

A Casper man was arrested during the evening hours of March 4, 2019, after he was accused of pointing a gun at a juvenile and hitting the alleged victim with the gun.

Poice say that Skyler Wrey Hennek, age 18, was booked into the Natrona County Detention Center on recommended charges of Aggravated Assault, Interfering with a 911 Call, and Vandalism or Destruction of Property.

Officers began an investigation into the incident, which is alleged to have happened on the 100 block of North McKinley Street on Feb. 27, 2019. The Juvenile victim reported that Hennek pointed a firearm at them, threatened to kill them, and struck them with the pistol.

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The alleged victim claimed to have been at the private residence of an acquaintance, at about 3:20 am, Feb. 27. The accuser said that they had a prior sexual relationship with Hennek earlier in the year. 

Hennek was reported to have come to the home and confronted the victim, producing a firearm, placing the muzzle against the accuser’s head. The accuser then said that Hennek tapped the barrel of the gun against their head, before striking them with the butt of the gun.

Hennek also reportedly took the accuser’s phone from their pocket, and smashed it with the gun, so the alleged victim could not call 911.

The accuser also said that Hennek slapped them across the cheek.

The affidavit in the case says that the accuser was later examined at an area hospital and was found to have a concussion and a fractured nose.

The accuser said that during the incident, Hennek threatened that he would kill them. It was further reported that Hennek was accusing the alleged victim of having a sexually transmitted infection.

The alleged victim said that they did not have an infection.

Hennek was taken into custody at the Casper Police Department, claiming he did not know the accuser nor witnesses that had supported the accusations. He further claimed that he was at his own home during the incident.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office.