Scott Gudmundsen is a former judicial officer accused of holding two roofers – including a black CSU soccer player – at gunpoint.
The former judicial officer, accused of holding two roofers at gunpoint, reached an agreement with prosecutors and was advised to undergo an evaluation in the Wellness Court, which is an alternative to detaining people with mental health problems.
Scott Gudmundsen pleaded guilty to a threat to a grade 5 crime during a hearing Thursday morning. During the hearing, he admitted that he threatened two salespeople and used a gun.
One of these sellers was Barry Wesley, a black soccer player at Colorado State University.
Gudmundsen was arrested in June. The 66-year-old is accused of approaching Wesley and a colleague, accusing them of being Antifa and holding them at gunpoint.
> The video above is from a July 2020 9NEWS report listing the allegations made against Gudmundsen.
At the time, Wesley and his colleague were working for a roofing company and going door-to-door doing business in a Loveland neighborhood. Gudmundsen is accused of calling 911, kneeling on Wesley’s neck and sticking a gun in his back.
Before Gudmundsen accepted the informed consent form, he faced two threatening charges, one of impersonating a police officer, two charges of illegal use of a weapon, and two charges of wrongful imprisonment.
During the trial against him, he remained behind bars in Larimer County and was unable to post the $ 50,000 bail that was imposed on him.
Gudmundsen’s family has cited mental health problems as the reason for the incident.
The prison sentence for a threatening charge is usually 1 to 3 years with two years probation, but an agreed agreement between Gudmundsen’s team and prosecutors could allow him to avoid the prison sentence.
If Gudmundsen is not tried in a wellness court, he can receive a 30-month prison sentence for corrections in the community or four years probation. The court also ordered a mental health assessment.
If he is not admitted to any of these alternatives, the court could pass another judgment, which will be determined in May.
Gudmundsen’s lawyers said he was going through a “mental health crisis” at the time of the incident in June during Thursday’s hearing and were confident that he would be accepted into the wellness program.
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