Boulder County Sheriff’s Office

Kirill Kiefel

One of the men accused of handling a pellet gun designed to look like a revolver in the middle of downtown Boulder last month has taken a plea deal and was sentenced to jail time and probation Thursday.

Kirill Kiefel, 25, pleaded guilty in Boulder County Court to felony menacing and was sentenced to 160 days of jail and 160 days of probation, according to court records.

Kiefel was given credit for 25 days of time served in jail.

Kiefel’s co-defendant, Anthony Chavez, is scheduled for a hearing on Oct. 30.

According to an arrest report, witnesses called police on Aug. 19 when they saw Kiefel hand a revolver and casings to Chavez in front of Lindsay’s Deli, 1148 Pearl St., on the walking portion of the Pearl Street Mall. Chavez then began loading the gun and put it into his waistband before briefly putting on a Guy Fawkes-type mask before taking it off.

Two police officers arrived on scene and found the men crossing Broadway and heading west on the mall. The officers drew their weapons and ordered both men to the ground, and handcuffed them without incident.

One of the officers found the gun on Chavez, who said it was a pellet gun. The officer confirmed it was a pellet gun, but also noted the gun was designed to look like a real revolver, with the pellets being loaded into brass casings which were then placed in the cylinder of the revolver.

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