A Boulder man accused of threatening a group of people at a party with an AK-47 rifle is set for a trial next spring.
Victor Igorevich Sheverda, 20, pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony menacing and criminal mischief and is due for a trial on April 16, according to Boulder DA spokeswoman Catherine Olguin.
According to an arrest affidavit, four people - including a female friend and a roommate of Sheverda's - were playing some drinking games and singing karaoke at Sheverda's apartment in the 800 block of 28th Street on June 30.
The people at the party said that Sheverda returned home during the party and went to his room, leaving the door open. After a few hours, Sheverda came out and began to confront a male at the party who was hanging out with his female friend.
After an argument, Sheverda went back to his room and came out with an AK-47 rifle, which he pointed at the ceiling. Sheverda's roommate was able to convince Sheverda to give up the rifle, which was then locked in another room while the party-goers went outside and called 911.
Sheverda left the home before police eventually found him at 720 28th St. According to the affidavit, Sheverda admitted to police he brandished the rifle to "intimidate" the woman and the other man.
Sheverda is currently free on a personal recognizance bond.