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Man arrested after allegedly pointing loaded gun at accuser during argument

Ernest Cisneros (Courtesy of the LCSO)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A 54-year old Cheyenne man was arrested by Cheyenne law enforcement, after he was accused of pointing a loaded firearm at another person during an argument.

Laramie Circuit Court documents say that Ernest Cisneros was placed into custody by the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office and was charged with felony Aggravated Assault.

Deputies with the LCSO were reportedly dispatched to the 300 block of South Greeley Highway on the evening of July 25th, 2020 to investigate a report of an Aggravated Assault with a gun, according to a sworn affidavit filed in the case.

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Deputies say that when they arrived to the location they observed Cisneros and another individual involved in a verbal dispute, while standing outside of their vehicles in a parking lot.

The accuser stated that before the deputy had arrived on scene, Cisneros had pulled a firearm on them during the argument.

The alleged victim stated that Cisneros had reached into the back seat of his vehicle and grabbed a tan, plastic box containing a Beretta. The accuser went on to allege that Cisneros pulled out the firearm, chambered a round and pointed the weapon directly at their face.

The accuser told authorities that while pointing the Beretta at them the suspect said “It’s a right to bear arm state and I will f****** kill you.”

Cisneros made his initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court on Monday, July 27th, 2020 to hear the felony charge of Aggravated Assault read to him.

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 Laramie County District Attorney’s Office.