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Fort Thompson man pleads guilty to gun threat

FORT THOMPSON -- A Fort Thompson man pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault with a dangerous weapon.

Myron Touche Sr., 43, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He could also be sentenced to three years of supervised release and an additional two years of supervised release upon revocation.

The charge stems from an incident Nov. 10 in which Touche went to the trailer house of his niece and her boyfriend. Two people were arguing in the back bedroom and Touche confronted them. He then grabbed a gun by the front door and pointed it at the victim. The victim and another individual were able to wrestle the gun away from Touche. The victim was sober, but the rest had been drinking.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.

Touche was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing, which has been set for August.