A 27-year-old man this afternoon pleaded not guilty to pointing a gun at a University of Puget Sound security guard during a confrontation last month.
Pierce County Court Commissioner Meagan Foley ordered Bryan Windmeyer jailed in lieu of $500,000 bail.
Windmeyer is charged with first-degree assault, first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, felony harassment, unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle and second-degree vehicle prowling in the April 25 incident at the Tacoma school.
Two security officers approached Windmeyer near Union Avenue and North 14th Street after receiving reports that a man was trying to break into cars and university-owned house nearby, court records show.
The security officers grabbed Windmeyer, who allegedly tried to pull a pistol from his waistband, the records state. He dropped the gun which fell to the ground and fired. The security officers took cover, and Windmeyer allegedly picked up the pistol, pointed it at one of the officers and pulled the trigger.
The gun clicked but didn’t fire, records show.
Windmeyer then drove away in a stolen vehicle, the records state.
Neither of the officers was injured.
Tacoma police found and arrested Windmeyer on Friday.