Steven Johnson Charged For Throwing Pocket Knife
A Casper man with multiple violent crime convictions, is accused of throwing a pocket knife at the same person twice.
Fifty-three year old Steven Johnson has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of breach of peace.
Through interviews with the juvenile victim, Investigators with the Casper Police Department say on Tuesday, December 8th, the victim had gotten off of the bus, when he noticed there was an argument going on, and there was a pocket knife at his feet.
Under the impression it had been dropped, he picked it up and gave it to Johnson
When he turned to walk away from the scene, Johnson threw the knife at the victim and almost hit him, and said he didn't drop it, rather he threw it at him the first time.
A witness told police he saw the argument taking place and saw Johnson throw the knife twice.
He added that the knife was thrown in a matter that it could have inflicted injury, had it hit the victim.
Prosecutors say Johnson also has an aggravated robbery conviction on his record.
Johnson is being held on $30,000 bond awaiting trial, and could face up to 10 years in prison on the aggravated assault charge if convicted.