ID County Sheriff Charged With Threatening To Shoot Church Group Ordered To Surrender His Guns [VIDEO]

Boise’s ABC News affiliate reports:

Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland appeared in court Wednesday morning on aggravated assault and battery charges. Wednesday’s hearing in front of Judge Faren Eddins was about the conditions of release.

The state asked that Rowland’s weapons be surrendered to the Idaho State Police, no contact orders be granted for three minor victims, and for the judge to require Rowland to take a prolonged leave of absence from work.

The charges stem from an incident in which he allegedly pointed a gun at his neighbor, Chelsea Cox, who was with a church group of girls when delivering Thanksgiving cards to his home and said “I will f—ing shoot you.”

The Associated Press reports:

An affidavit of probable cause says Rowland stopped the vehicle that held the youth group. He allegedly drew a pistol, pulled a woman through the window of the vehicle and threatened her with his gun to her head. Calls for Rowland’s resignation have since come from numerous public officials and law enforcement officers.

According to Deputy Attorney General Jeff Nye, the prosecution plans to call on eight eyewitnesses — all of whom provided accounts of the incident that were consistent with each other and corroborated by statements provided by Rowland. The prosecution will also present a video.