Convicted Felon Charged with Aggravated Assault, Pointing A Gun
A Casper man and convicted felon has been charged with breaking into his girlfriend's apartment, causing hundreds of dollars in damage, hitting her, burning her with a cigarette, and pointing a gun at a neighbor who tried to help her, according to court records.
Christopher T. Frederiksen, 28, was advised of the two felonies and three misdemeanors, plus a separate misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance, during his initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court on Monday.
Circuit Court Judge Michael Patchen set his bond at $20,000 for the break-in that occurred last month, plus the $500 for the drug possession charge.
Frederiksen objected, but Patchen said he allegedly used a drawn and deadly weapon during the crime. In 2005, Frederiksen was also convicted of aggravated assault and battery-threatening with a deadly weapon, according to court records.
He told the judge he has lived in Casper his entire life and his parents were arranging to hire a lawyer for him.
The case began on Nov. 1 when Frederiksen and his girlfriend were at Galloway's Pub and they began arguing, according to a police affidavit filed with circuit court.
He drove her to Frosty's Bar, and left her there with a friend.
She returned to her apartment, smelled cigarette smoke, and found Frederiksen inside. He did not have the keys to her apartment and had not given him permission to enter it. Frederiksen allegedly used a credit card to break in.
She says she yelled at him to leave several times. The court document says the argument escalated. He kicked a small television and broke it, then grabbed a glass top to an end table and smashed it on a larger glass table, according to the affidavit.
She again says she told Frederiksen to leave. He took a lit cigarette, burned her on the chest, shoved her onto a couch and slapped her with his open left hand.
She noticed a 9mm-caliber Glock handgun of Frederiksen's, grabbed it from a couch, racked it, loading a round in the chamber. He then left, she alleges.
He returned about five minutes later, she says, and when she heard a commotion outside her apartment, thought Frederiksen was causing a disturbance with a neighbor. She opened the door and he re-entered her apartment and took the gun from her.
Meanwhile, a neighbor heard her scream during the first argument and went upstairs to her apartment. Frederiksen confronted him and asked if he was tough, according to the affidavit.and pointed the gun at him.
Frederiksen left the apartment before police arrived.
Police issued a warrant for his arrest. He was taken into custody in the past week.