A former employee of a Berthoud printing facility was arrested after allegedly firing shots outside the building late Friday.
About 11:40 p.m., Larimer County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to reports of shots being fired outside 801 Second St., Berthoud, at the Lehman Printing Center.
When deputies arrived, they found 35-year-old Rhett Williams holding a shotgun outside the building. Initial reports indicated Williams is a former printing facility employee and was trying to enter the business, according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputies were able to take Williams into custody without incident, according to the sheriff’s office. There were no injuries or damages to property.
Williams was arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree assault, attempted second-degree assault of a peace officer, menacing, prohibited use of a weapon, second-degree criminal trespassing and reckless endangerment.
According to the Loveland Reporter-Herald, the incident prevented employees from printing the Saturday edition of the Reporter-Herald and Longmont Times-Call.
Williams has no additional criminal history in Colorado, according to online court records.
As of Saturday morning, a booking photo was not available and a court date had not been set.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Arrests and charges are merely accusations by law enforcement until, and unless, a suspect is convicted of a crime.
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