Chimacum man booked for assault, robbery

Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — A Chimacum man was arrested Monday for allegedly pointing a replica firearm at a Port Hadlock man and cutting him on the hand and throat, Port Townsend police said.

Dean Carmen Short, 26, was booked into the Jefferson County jail at 7:16 a.m. for investigation of first-degree assault and first-degree robbery. Bond is set at $75,000.

The alleged assault occurred in the parking lot of the Kearney Street Apartments, 809 Gaines St., early Monday morning, the Port Townsend police said.

The 29-year-old man who was hurt was treated and discharged from Jefferson Healthcare hospital, police said. Police declined to identify him.

The gun was a BB gun, police said.

Police gave this account:

The unidentified man was picking up a friend when Short accused him of owing him money.

A verbal argument escalated into a fight in which Short allegedly pointed a “real looking firearm” at the victim, police said.

“The victim stated he was able to take away the firearm and realized it was a replica,” police said in a Tuesday press release.

“During the struggle, the victim was cut severely on his hand and had a minor cut to the side of his throat.”

Safety markings that showed the replica firearm as being a fake had been removed, police said.

The victim walked into the Jefferson Healthcare emergency room with knife wounds at about 4 a.m.

He initially told police that he was sitting inside his vehicle on the 200 block of Thomas Street when the assault occurred.

Police said they identified Short as a suspect after receiving inconsistent statements from the victim and a witness.

Short was located and arrested with the assistance of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Last modified: July 15. 2014 1:06PM
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