Man Admits to Pointing Gun at Casper Restaurant Customers
A man has admitted that he pointed a gun at customers of a Casper fast food restaurant back in December.
In a deal reached with prosecutors, Joseph Sterkel pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent on Friday. In return, prosecutors will recommend probation and will drop three related charges.
Prosecutors say, just before 3:00 a.m. on Dec. 2, Sterkel, after initially harassing customers and being told to leave the establishment, entered Pancho’s Mexican Food, 3700 CY Ave., with a pistol and proceeded to threaten three individuals.
Sterkel was arrested several days later after one of the customers presented authorities with a photograph of Sterkel’s license plate.
Sterkel is free on $10,000 bond. Sentencing will take place at a later date.