Arrested: Jones, Richard R.; 60 year of age male, Richland resident
Charges: Assault 2nd degree, Felony harassment
On October 23, 2015 Richland officers received a call of an assault that had just occurred in the area of Waldron Street and George Washington Way. A male subject had gone to a home of a friend and was assisting with some computer repairs. Jones, a tenant in the home, began arguing with the victim and calling him names. Jones demanded that the victim leave the house. The home owner told the victim that he didn't have to leave and asked that he continue to work on her computer.
Jones left for a short time and returned with a pistol. He pointed the handgun at the victim's chest and told him repeatedly that it was loaded. Jones restated his earlier demand for the subject to leave or he would kill him. The victim left the residence.
Police contacted the homeowner and confirmed the series of events related to investigators by the victim. The homeowner also confirmed the presence of her elderly, bedridden mother. Due to the risks posed by intervening while the two females were still inside the home, officers waited until this morning to contact Jones. The elderly female had been taken from the home early this morning for medical treatment.
Jones was contacted in the back yard of the house and taken into custody without incident. He was booked into the Benton County jail on the above charges.
A search warrant was served on the residence and officers found a revolver that is believed to be the weapon used in the assault.
Contact Cpt. Mike Cobb, 509-942-7362, for additional in formation.