A 52-year-old Olympia man has been booked into jail after he allegedly pointed a loaded pistol at his 48-year-old girlfriend during an argument at his residence, according to a report by a Thurston County Sheriff’s deputy.
The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, October 17th. Deputies were summoned to the man’s residence, at the Riverside Manor Apartments on Old Pacific Hwy SE, when 911 dispatchers received a call of a possible domestic disturbance around 3:15 am.
The 911 call was described as an open line, with dispatchers able to hear what was going on in the background. The female victim was overheard saying that a male, later identified as her boyfriend, had threatened her with a gun.
When deputies arrived at the residence, they challenged the male suspect and took him into custody. A 9mm Ruger Hi-Point pistol was found in the front pocket of the suspect’s pants. It was found to have a round in the chamber and six additional rounds in the magazine.
The argument allegedly originated when the male suspect awoke to find his girlfriend on the phone with her ex-boyfriend. He told his girlfriend to leave, and when she refused, he retrieved the gun from his bedroom and pointed it at her head or torso. The victim told deputies that she believed the gun was loaded and was in fear for her life.
The man was booked into the Thurston County Jail on Saturday on suspicion of 1st degree domestic violence assault. At the time this article was published on Tuesday evening, the suspect had already been released from jail. It is unclear if he posted bail or was released for another reason.