Tuesday, Dec. 1
A 50-year-old Anacortes man was booked into jail on investigation of felony assault after he allegedly pointed a shotgun at the father of his stepdaughter’s baby. The incident happened outside a home on N Avenue after the suspect reportedly drove there to confront the other man. The suspect was allegedly upset about the other man over-accelerating his car after he picked up his child for visitation.
The victim claimed the suspect racked the shotgun and pointed it toward him, but witnesses said the suspect only held the shotgun and never racked it. The suspect was later found at a home near La Conner and taken into custody with the help of the Swinomish Tribal Police. The suspect appeared intoxicated and allegedly told an officer he was ashamed of himself. He said he only pointed a piece of lumber at the other man. A small amount of suspected cocaine was found in his pocket.