BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A motorist reported their windshield had been shattered by a subject firing a shotgun from the shoulder of the road in the area of Strand Road and Valley Highway (SR9) on September 17, 2022. Patrick Jarvis, age 52, was subsequently arrested for a number of crimes including drive-by shooting.
Jarvis received an “exceptional sentence” in Whatcom County Superior Court on February 8th after pleading guilty to several related felony charges and a gross misdemeanor driving under the influence charge according to court records.
- drive-by shooting and 2nd-degree assault with a deadly weapon
- 59 months in prison / 18 months of community custody
- 3rd-degree bodily harm by weapon
- 16 months in prison
- attempting to elude a police vehicle
- 8 months in prison
- driving under the influence
- 364 days in prison
According to an affidavit prepared by Washington State Patrol (WSP), a motorist reported he and a passenger had been in a vehicle northbound on Valley Highway and saw Jarvis standing next to a vehicle parked on the shoulder near Strand Road. As the victim drove past, the man shot at the ground and the victim’s windshield shattered. The victim reported getting glass into an eye. The passenger was uninjured.
The victim drove away northbound on Valley Highway. Other witnesses to the shooting advised 911 call receivers that Jarvis had driven southbound.
It was determined Jarvis lived on Valley Highway south of Strand Road and was seen by law enforcement walking in the road by that area.
Jarvis then got in another vehicle and drove northbound on Valley Highway. A WSP trooper positioned his vehicle to partially block both lanes with his emergency lights on. In response, Jarvis accelerated and swerved around the WSP vehicle and continued northbound.
When Jarvis arrived at a pullout at a railroad crossing, he stopped, got out of the vehicle with the shotgun and laid the shotgun on the ground as a WSP trooper approached. He was taken into custody without incident and remained in custody up to his sentencing. Credit for time served will be applied to his actual time served.