Richard Austin Wyatt the owner of Gunsmoke Guns in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and the former reality TV star of “American Guns,” was arrested last Friday, reports local media.
Upon learning of the warrant, Wyatt turned himself in to authorities at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. He is being charged with theft from an at-risk adult, a class 3 felony.
According to the the Wheat Ridge Police Department, the elderly customer consigned “a rare and antique gun collection,” with Wyatt and “repeated efforts by the victim at recovering several of the weapons had failed.”
Police are now investigating to determine whether there were other customers who had consignment issues with Wyatt.
This latest development comes on the heels of a raid of Gunsmoke Guns on March 31 by the ATF and the IRS. While that search was “unrelated” to the claim by the elderly customer, agents recovered several of the man’s firearms.
Aside from being the owner of the gun shop, Wyatt was previously the chief of police in Alma, Colorado.