CASE UPDATE: MATT C. LASHER, age 19, of Port Angeles was charged Wednesday with two counts of Second Degree Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
WHAT HAPPENED TUESDAY NIGHT IN PORT ANGELES?
On Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at about 11:30 PM, Port Angeles Police Officers responded to a report of a disturbance near Boulevard and Chase. During the investigation the officers learned of an earlier incident that occurred in a home near 13th and Oak.
The follow-up investigation resulted in probable cause to arrest a suspect for pointing a shotgun and an AR-15 style rifle at a victim during an argument and threatening the victim. After applying for and being granted a search warrant the Officers initiated a dialogue with the suspect and negotiated his peaceful arrest. Pursuant to the search warrant the Officers recovered a shotgun, and AR-15 style rifle, and four other firearms.