Rochester man pleads not guilty to assault

Christopher Silker
Christopher Silker

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A man accused of pulling a gun on his neighbor is pleading not guilty.

43-year-old Christopher Michael Silker of Rochester is charged with 2nd degree assault, stalking and threats of violence.  Police say Silker was driving by and saw a neighbor smoking outside.  Silker allegedly got out of the car, pointed a gun at his neighbor’s face and accused him of stealing Silker’s cigarette butt can.

His trial is scheduled for May 1.

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