ACME, Wash. — First responders were dispatched to the area of Strand Road and Valley Highway (SR9) about 7:35am on Saturday, September 17th, after a victim reported their windshield had been shattered by a subject firing a shotgun from the shoulder of the road.
Unconfirmed initial reports radioed to responding law enforcement were that the subject was firing into his own pickup truck and stray buckshot pellets hit the victim’s windshield.
His vehicle was located empty, running and parked alongside Valley Highway, north of the Nooksack River South Fork bridge and the subject was seen walking northbound.
Reports from employees at a business were that he was firing his weapon toward the business as he walked past.
He was then seen getting into another pickup at his residence and leaving northbound on Valley Highway.
A Washington State Patrol trooper conducted a traffic stop and the subject eventually pulled over and stopped. The trooper radioed that he had the subject at gunpoint and shortly after stated the subject was in custody and the weapon secured. That was about 8:10am.
There were no reports of injuries.
The subject, identified as Patrick Jarvis, age 52, was arrested and booked into Whatcom County Jail charged with the following crimes.
- attempting to elude a police vehicle
- driving under the influence
- aiming or discharging a firearm endangering others
- 1st degree assault with a firearm
- drive-by shooting
As of 8pm, Jarvis remained in custody while awaiting a preliminary appearance in Whatcom County Superior Court.
Update: Jarvis’ bond was set at $350,000 at the preliminary appearance.