Monday, October 26, 2015

Subject Arrested for Displaying Replica Handgun

Arrested:  Wilkie, Justin J.; 21 year of age male, Tonasket address
Charges:  13 arrest warrants, Unlawful Display of a Weapon

On October 26, 2015 at about 12:35 AM officers received a call of a male subject displaying a handgun at another individual at 1540 Jadwin (7-11).  The suspect left the area with several other people in a vehicle.

The vehicle was located near the area of Van Giesen and Birch in Richland.  Wilkie was a passenger in the car.  When he was contacted he still had what appeared to be a pistol tucked into the waist band of his pants.  The weapon turned out to be a Taurus BB gun that had the appearance of a semi-automatic handgun.

Wilke and another subject had gotten into a confrontation at the 7-11.  Wilkie lifted his shirt and displayed the pistol to the other individual with the intention of intimidating him.  The victim stated that he believed the gun and threat presented by Wilkie to be real.

It was discovered that Wilkie also had 13 warrants issued for his arrest from both Benton County District and Superior Courts.  He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Benton County jail.

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