A Casper man accused of pointing a gun at another man is free on bond after a court appearance.

Thirty two year old Michael Litgen has pleaded not guilty to a charge of aggravated assault.

Casper police say in early June, when Litgen was asked to leave a bar, he pointed a .40 caliber handgun against a male customer’s neck.

Investigators identified Litgen from a surveillance photo taken inside the bar.

When questioned by police, he first said that he was not at the bar and did not have a gun, but then later changed his story and said the other person put his hands on Litgen first, prompting him to draw his weapon.

Litgen is free on twenty-five thousand dollars bond, and could face up to ten years in prison if convicted.