Casper Man Pleads Not Guilty to Assault, Burglary Charges
A 35-year-old Casper man who claims that he was bloodied by a dog has denied allegations that he assaulted and threatened to kill another man in an apparent brawl last month.
Daniel Teel entered a not guilty plea to one count of aggravated assault on Friday. He also pleaded not guilty to a related burglary charge.
Police on Aug. 28 found Teel in the 1400 block of East 2nd Street bleeding from his arm. Teel told authorities that he sustained the wound from a dog bite earlier that day.
Another man, however, told authorities that he was punched, kicked and threatened by Teel after being called over to Teel’s vehicle.
The man said he later went back to his residence, retrieved his gun and fired two shots at Teel.
The man suffered multiple facial fractures as a result of the apparent attack.
Teel, who has a prior felony conviction, is being held on $50,000 bond awaiting trial. He faces up to 10 years in prison on each charge if convicted.