Man who threatened roofing salesmen at gunpoint, including Black CSU athlete, sentenced to probation

DENVER – A man who detained a Black Colorado State University student who worked door-to-door salesman at gunpoint last summer was sentenced to four years probation Tuesday after signing a plea contract earlier this year.

Scott Gudmundsen, 66, told the CSU student, soccer player Barry Wesley and his white colleague that he thought they were “Antifa” and threatened to shoot them last June while the two men were working as roof vendors for Gudmundsen, according to an affidavit Arrest.

The two had been confronted by Gudmundsen the day before the incident while selling roofs door-to-door, but that incident ended without a dispute. The next day the two were back in the neighborhood and Gudmundsen confronted them again, pointing a rifle at them and asking them to get on the ground.

According to the affidavit, Gudmundsen put his gun in Wesley’s back while he knelt on him. Wesley told the police that he had asked Gudmundsen not to kill him, to which Gudmundsen replied that he would not kill him but that “the police would”.

The records show that Gudmundsen was armed with two loaded pistols and a tactical vest that contained more magazines when the police arrived and took him into custody.

Gudmundsen was originally charged with multiple criminal threats, illegal use of a firearm, and wrongful imprisonment. But he pleaded guilty to a solitary crime that was threatening in March.

Court records show that Gudmundsen was sentenced to four years probation and was given credit for 90 days in prison. He also has to do 100 hours of community service.

Denver7’s news partners at The Denver Post reported Tuesday that Gudmundsen’s public defender said his client had PTSD and was delusional when the incident occurred and that Gudmundsen issued a statement apologizing.

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