GILLETTE (WNE) — The man shot by a Campbell County Sheriff’s deputy and accused of pointing a sawed-off shotgun at three deputies was charged with five felonies stemming from the incident.

Andrew Crenshaw, 25, was bound over to District Court July 1 on three felony counts of aggravated assault and battery, along with felony counts of possession of meth with intent to deliver and possession of meth.

Crenshaw was hospitalized after the June 28 incident to be treated for the single gunshot wound to his arm. He is currently in the Campbell County jail, said Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds.

On June 28, sheriff’s deputies were called to the 1500 block of Palomino Road in Gillette when a woman called in reporting that her son, Crenshaw, was refusing to leave the property.

Three deputies — Tyler Cox, Carson Cale and Jeff Sanders — arrived and saw the mother and son in the driveway. Soon after deputies arrived, Crenshaw allegedly grabbed a sawed-off shotgun from beneath a sweater on top of a dumpster, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

Deputies reportedly gave multiple commands for Crenshaw to drop the gun, which he refused, before then raising the shotgun toward deputies “several times” throughout the incident.

Crenshaw paced back and forth near the front of a Dodge pickup truck, which Cox was positioned behind. Crenshaw continued to refuse orders and allegedly raised the shotgun directly at Cox, according to the affidavit. Cox responded by firing two shots with his service pistol, hitting Crenshaw in the upper part of his right arm.

Crenshaw was treated for the gunshot wound and arrested, according to the affidavit.

Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation investigation is ongoing. 

Cox remains on administrative leave, Reynolds said.

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