Belligerent Pasco man threatened neighbors with pellet gun while walking a dog
PASCO, Wash. — A man was arrested in his neighborhood on Tuesday evening after aggressively yelling and threatening his neighbors while armed with a pellet gun and walking a dog, according to Pasco Police.
Authorities responded to the 4100-block of Meadowsweet St around5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, after they received multiple reports from people residing on the block.
Some callers said that the suspect was banging on neighbors’ doors—possible while intoxicated—holding a rifle and demanding that a specific neighbor come out. Others indicated that the suspect was attempting to light a fire at their backdoor while brandishing the gun.
One of the neighbors reportedly threatened to shoot anyone who came to his house during this altercation.
Pasco police officers arrived and surrounded the house where the suspect was reported. However, they quickly realized that the man who has since been identified as Jeremy A. Collins of Chewelah, WA, was a block away walking a dog with his rifle in one hand.
Collins allegedly pointed his gun at the Pasco Police patrol car when responding officers recognized that it was simply a pellet gun. They switched to less-than-lethal tactics including a stun gun and K9 units.
Authorities say that Collins ignored commands, eventually leading them to use a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) to subdue him and bring him into custody. The dog was brought back to the residence safely, and no else one was hurt as a result of this incident.
Officers recovered throwing knives on his person, and Collins was booked into the Franklin County Jail on an investigative hold for two counts of assault to the second degree.
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