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Judge Denies Request to Force Hate Crime Charge for Loveland Man Who Held 2 at Gunpoint

An 8th Judicial District judge denied a motion to force the district attorney’s office to file a bias-motivated crime charge against the Loveland man who held two salesmen, including a Black Colorado State University football player, at gunpoint over the summer.

Scott Gudmundsen faces seven charges after police say he held two roofing inspection salesmen at gunpoint and knelt on the neck of one of the men — who was later identified by CSU athletics as a Black football player — because he thought they were members of antifa.

The CSU football player, Barry Wesley, publicly identified himself and shared his story with Sports Illustrated in August. 

Wesley, through his attorney, filed a motion requesting 8th Judicial District Judge Michelle Brinegar force the district attorney to file a bias-motivated crime charge against Gudmundsen.