Gun to head threat lands man in jail for assault

Walked into home freely

— A rural Yakima County man allegedly walked into a family’s home Tuesday evening, started an argument, threatened another man with a gun to the head and is now in jail.

According to the charging narrative, written by Officer S. Araguz, Araguz was called to 1005 Cabernet Ave. in northeast Granger on call for a possible assault with a weapon.

Araguz was met by the reporting parties, man and woman, the document stated. Both appeared to be frightened, Araguz wrote. They knew the intruder by the name of Mike, they said.

According to the Yakima County Superior Court document, the man said he was shaving in the bathroom when he heard a commotion in the living room.

He went to check and saw the intruder, “Mike”, arguing with the woman over car tabs relating to a car sale, the document revealed.

According to the document, the man then pulled a handgun from his right pocket and put it to the man’s head and continued to yell and swear.

Interviewing the man and woman and a daughter, Araguz learned the intruder, identified as Victor Michael Stein, walked into the residence and other details, the narrative stated.

The man and woman were shown photos of six different men independently, and both selected Stein.

Based on Araguz’s investigation, Granger officers and Yakima County sheriff’s deputies went Stein’s home and made the arrest, the record showed.

Stein is at Yakima County Jail under charges of first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and felony harassment.


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