Man accused of firing gun outside newspaper printing plant

May 11, 2019

BERTHOUD, Colorado (AP) — Authorities say a former employee of a Colorado newspaper printing plant was arrested after allegedly trying to enter the facility and firing a weapon outside the building.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Department says no one was injured in the incident Friday at the Lehman Printing Center in Berthoud (BERTH’-ihd), about 45 miles north of Denver.

The Loveland Reporter-Herald reports the man was looking for specific people who weren’t there.

The plant prints the Reporter-Herald, the Longmont Times-Call, the Fort Morgan Times and the Sterling Journal-Advocate. The incident delayed Saturday delivery of the four newspapers.

The sheriff’s department says 35-year-old Rhett Williams was arrested on charges including attempted assault on a peace officer and prohibited use of a weapon.

Jail records didn’t indicate whether he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.