This is not good news. Ryan Guettler (once prominent BMX pro, Dew Tour Champion and multi-X Games medalist) has reportedly been arrested on several charges, which include firing a gun into a house, breaking and entering…while naked. I don’t make light of this by any means and hope Guettler comes out of this in a better spot. Please read the news report from WECT 6 News below:
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – A professional BMX rider is accused of barricading himself in a garage after firing a shotgun outside of a home Wednesday afternoon, according to the Wilmington Police Department.
Ryan Adrian Guettler, 36, has been charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, felony breaking and/or entering, go armed to terror of people, simple assault, and a city ordinance violation.
Around 2:30 p.m., officers responded to a home on Greenville Avenue after receiving a report of a naked man shooting a shotgun outside the residence.
When officers arrived at the scene, the man ran into the home’s garage and refused to come out.
The residents inside the home were evacuated while SWAT and negotiators attempted to get the man to surrender.
He eventually came out and was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for an assessment. No injuries were reported.
Guettler won bronze medals in both the 2004 and 2005 X Games.