Wyoming Man Shot During Standoff with Police Pleads Not Guilty


A Wyoming man has pleaded not guilty to several felony charges related to an hours long standoff in Scottsbluff in January.

Matthew Schwab, 29, pleaded not guilty to three charges of terroristic threats at his arraignment on Friday.

Authorities say an officer with the Scottsbluff Police Department shot Schwab twice on Jan. 21 following a three-hour standoff. Authorities say he refused to drop a handgun before being shot.

He was taken to Regional West Medical Center for the upper-body gun shot wounds.

Schwab never fired his weapon, but court documents say he put officers at risk during the standoff.

Schwab remains free on his own recognizance while the case moves forward. A pretrial hearing in the case is scheduled for June 26.