Arrested: Norman, Timothy J., 23 year of age male, Richland residentVictim: Withers, Cameron S., 36 year of age male, Richland resident
Victim: Jetton, Richard M., 49 year of age male, Richland residentCharge: Assault 2 (two counts) / Domestic Violence
On 9-11-13 at approximately 11:40 PM Richland officers were advised of a stabbing in progress in the 1300 block of Carolina Ave. Richland officers had a delayed response since they were involved investigating a homicide in the 1100 block of Dos Palos Ct. Members of Kennewick PD’s CAT team, and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist. Upon arrival investigators found that a fight had ensued between Norman, Cameron Withers, Richard Jetton and a transient acquaintance Tyson Baker. Norman had been hitting Withers when Baker and Jetton interceded. Baker and Withers were able to calm Norman and thought that the conflict was over.After a few minutes Norman again became combative and pulled a knife from his waistband. He began to assault Withers a second time. Baker and Jetton intervened and Jetton was stabbed in the right hand. Withers also sustained several lacerations to the top of his head. The three were able to disarm Norman and restrain him until officers arrived on scene.
Norman was taken into custody. After consulting with the Benton County Prosecutor’s Office he was held on a 72 hour investigative hold for Assault 2. Norman was transported to the Benton County Jail by a member of the Kennewick PD CAT team.
Both victims were treated and released. The DV enhancement is due to the fact Norman and Withers are married and Jetton is a roommate.
For additional information, contact Cpt. Mike Cobb, 942-7362