William Martin Waives Preliminary Hearing In Gun Pointing Case
The case involving a Natrona County man accused of pointing a revolver at two women and then later at a Sergeant with the Natrona County Sheriff's Office, is moving forward in court.
Forty-seven year old William Martin has waived his preliminary hearing, in his case where he is facing three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent, and two counts of domestic battery.
According to a court affidavit, shortly after 9:30pm on Friday, March 20th, the Sheriff's Office responded to a family fight call from the 3600 block of Blue Sage Lane.
Through interviews with the victims, Martin had been drinking earlier, and when an argument ensued, Martin grabbed and shook one of the victims, and caused some damage inside the residence.
He then later pulled out a handgun and started waiving it in the air and then pointed it at the two victims and threatened to shoot them.
Law enforcement was contacted, and upon entering the residence, a Sergeant saw what was going on, and the Martin turned his gun towards the Sergeant.
Martin then put the gun down and was eventually taken into custody.
The gun had six rounds inside.
When interviewed, Martin admitted to drinking earlier, and recalled waiving his handgun around.
He added that he had been extremely stressed due to working two jobs, and financial legal problems, which caused him to drink more than usual.
Martin is being held on $50,000 bond awaiting trial, and could face up to 10 years in prison on each aggravated assault charge, and up to five years in prison on each possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent charge if convicted.