Nicholas Stone Pleads Guilty To Weapons Charge
A Casper man involved in an incident that prompted four schools to lock down a couple of months ago, is admitting his role.
Twenty-five year old Nicholas Stone has pleaded guilty to one charge of possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent.
Casper Police in mid-May, Stone had been drinking and got into an argument with his girlfriend.
He then left and walked to his parents’ home on the 4100 block of Benton Avenue, but left his cell phone behind.
Later that morning, his girl-friend returned the phone to him and confronted him about some text messages he had received.
Prosecutors say Stone then slapped his girlfriend in the face and retrieved an unloaded handgun, but never pointed it at her.
Officers arrived a short time later, prompting nearby schools to lock down for several hours.
Stone eventually surrendered and when interviewed, said he got the gun to use as a scare tactic toward his girlfriend.
He claims he loaded it only after police arrived on the scene.
As part of a plea deal, prosecutors will seek a probation term for Stone, since it’s his first felony conviction.
Since Stone has no prior criminal record, the charge could be cleared if he completes his probation without any future incidents.