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.
The suspect was booked into jail. The prosecutor is reviewing the case. The officers involved in the investigation are in the photos below. Finally, during the investigation the Officers helped the suspect find his cat, that had escaped during the disturbance.