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Felon accused of shooting rifle in Tacoma home, imprisoning girlfriend and her daughter

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Aug. 2, 2012 at 6:00 am with 5 Comments »
August 2, 2012 10:35 am

A 28-year-old convicted felon was arrested early this morning after allegedly firing several rounds in his Tacoma home and refusing to let his girlfriend, her daughter and others leave the house.

The girlfriend was able to call police about 2:30 a.m. to report that she and her daughter were being held in their home in the 4600 block of S. 2nd Street. She warned officers that her boyfriend was drunk and had been shooting a rifle inside.

When police arrived, the man walked outside with a rifle slung across his chest. He followed officers’ orders to lay down on the ground and was taken into custody.

The man has a past conviction for first-degree assault and is not allowed to possess a firearm since he is a convicted felon. He was booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of unlawful imprisonment, domestic violence and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

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  1. GlockMeister says:

    When is this state going to start giving Felons real prison time for firearms violations?????
    I read another article along the same lines and FELON got 6-9 months, which he will probably do in a cozy jail vs. prison.
    Federal time for Felon’s in posssission of firearm, 5 to 10 years…more like it.
    PUNICH THEM HARD….not legal gun owners

  2. Regfool2 says:

    When are women going to wise up? Your first obligation is to your children. No man is worth jeopardizing your child’s life. It is possible to live without a man in your life and be perfectly happy.

  3. ruledbysun says:

    I agree GlockMeister.

  4. itwasntmethistime says:

    Impossible! This is a big work of fiction.
    He couldn’t have had a gun because felons aren’t allowed to have guns. And he couldn’t have been preventing them from leaving the house at 2:30 am because they were all in bed sleeping and there’s nowhere to go that time of night anyway. And he couldn’t have been her boyfriend because she wouldn’t be dating a man with a known history of violence.

    It’s amazing that people who play by an entirely different set of rules always wonder why this %&$# always “happens” to them.

  5. AnotherThought says:

    Glock: If convicted, he likely will get serious time. My guess (hard to know without an incident/police report and his complete criminal history — we only know about the assault 1) is that they can charge Kidnap (7 years). Add the deadly weapon enhancement (another 5 or 10 years). Add an unlawful possession (around two years).

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