Forks man sentenced to 30 days for firing gun near Port Angeles park

By Jeremy Schwartz
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — A Forks man is expected to start a 30-day jail sentence today after he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in firing a handgun near a Port Angeles park during a fight Aug. 27.

Marshall Craig Petrovich, 24, pleaded guilty April 16 to one count each of aiming firearm at a human being and reckless endangerment, both gross misdemeanors, during a hearing presided over by Clallam County Superior Court Judge Erik Rohrer.

Petrovich was sentenced to 30 days in jail, to be served possibly in the Forks jail, according to Superior Court documents.

The 24-year-old was originally charged with one count each of second-degree assault with a deadly weapon and reckless endangerment for firing a single bullet from a .357 Magnum revolver in the Swain's General Store parking lot, just north of Webster Park, at about 11 p.m. Aug. 27.

According to Port Angeles police accounts, Petrovich fired a revolver at another man while involved in a scuffle.

The man was not injured, police said. The bullet broke a window in an occupied home in the 600 block of East Second Street.

Petrovich returned later that night to Forks, where he called police to turn himself in.

According to police, Petrovich told friends via text message that he fired the gun into the ground and that the bullet must have ricocheted into the house.

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Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: April 23. 2014 6:48PM
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