Monday, April 6, 2015

Assault with Firearm in Richland Restaurant

Arrested:  Duncan, Scott R., 43 year of age male, Cheney, WA address
Charge:  Assault 2nd Degree

Suspect:  Laws, Morgan M, 34 year of age female, Pasco address
Charges to be reviewed by prosecutor


On April 4, 2014, at approximately 8:10 PM several people were watching basketball at Kimo's Restraurant, 2696 Col. Ctr. Blvd.  An argument ensued between two groups of individuals who were cheering for opposing teams.  A female, later identified as Laws, refused to leave the neighboring table alone after repeated requests to do so.  She stated to the victims, in an expletive filled rant that they did not know who they were dealing with and the her "boyfriend will mess you up".  The aggressor couple then left the restaurant.

A short time later the male, Duncan, came back.  He was carrying a white towel that the victim could see held a black, semi-automatic handgun.  Duncan put the gun against the victim's neck and threatened to kill him.  A short struggle over the gun took place and Duncan fled the area.

The victim was able to see the vehicle that the suspects had fled in and called 911.  They followed the vehicle until responding police units found them.  The two suspects were contacted near 50 Comstock.  Duncan was taken into custody and Laws began complaining of having an anxiety attack.  RFD paramedics were called to the scene and she was taken to Kadlec hospital.

A search warrant served on the suspect vehicle found numerous rounds of 30-06 ammunition, 10 mm ammunition, .40 cal ammunition, shotgun shells and several pistol and rifle magazines.  No firearm was located in the car.

Officers began searching the area that the vehicle had driven just prior to being stopped.  They found a Glock .40 cal pistol inside a holster laying on the shoulder near the Col. Point Golf Course.  The magazines found inside the vehicle were a fit to the model of Glock found on the route the truck had taken.

Duncan was booked into the Benton County jail on a 72 hour hold for Assault 2.  There is PC to charge Laws with Harassment but those charges will be reviewed since she was still being examined at Kadlec when the investigation was complete.

Contact Cpt. Mike Cobb, 509-942-7362, for additional information.