A man is getting two years in prison after pulling a gun on another man outside a local bar, officials said. In committing the offense, he broke the terms of his probation for another crime.
Walter “Grouchy” Maes, 20, was placed on three years of felony probation for a robbery charge on Dec. 17, 2007, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.
Maes was charged because he and two others robbed a number of teens on Bridge Street by taking their bicycles and skateboards, the release states.
Just four months after his sentencing, Maes was once again arrested. Around closing time at Joe’s Ringside, Maes put his hands on another man’s girlfriend and when told to stop, he pulled a Glock 33 handgun from his waist area and pointed it at the other man, according to the DA’s office. He then pulled the trigger and put the slide back, Las Vegas police said.
When police officers pursued Maes, he allegedly threw the gun 45 feet from where he was. An officer used pepper spray “to persuade Mr. Maes to comply” with orders, police said.
Maes was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, carrying a firearm into a liquor establishment and tampering with evidence, all fourth-degree felonies.
As part of a plea agreement, Maes pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to the DA’s office.