Alleged robber shot in mouth by victim’s father

Man undergoes surgery at Harborview Medical Center

PORT ANGELES — A Sequim man attempting to rob a motorhome resident was shot in the mouth by the father of his would-be victim.

Mason Archer-Barrett, 27, was expected to be charged with first-degree attempted robbery after he was released from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

A hospital spokesperson said Thursday that Archer-Barrett was in satisfactory condition and on Sunday that he was not named on the patient census.

The attempted robbery occurred in the early morning hours of March 5 at a motorhome parked off the 2400 block of U.S. Highway 101, Port Angeles police said.

Archer-Barrett pointed a gun at the motorhome resident, saying he had no intention of hurting anyone but that he wanted cash as he was collecting a debt from the man, according to the probable cause statement by the Port Angeles Police Department.

The man refused to hand over any money. Believing his life was in danger, the Sequim man’s father shot Archer-Barrett in the mouth.

Archer-Barrett allegedly ran from the scene to a waiting car.

He was dropped off at the Olympic Medical Center emergency room, according to the probable cause statement, which quoted emergency room doctors as saying he had been taken to the hospital by a woman who found him on the side of U.S. Highway 101.

Archer-Barrett was transported to Harborview Medical Center, where he underwent at least one surgery, according to Port Angeles Deputy Chief Jason Viada.

The woman who dropped Archer-Barrett off was identified as Michelle Osbourn, 37, of Port Angeles. Osbourn was the alleged getaway driver who reportedly had a relationship with the attempted robbery victim.

The victim told police investigators that he and Osbourn had lived together at the Emerald Inn, and he helped her as she worked to get custody of her child from Child Protective Services, according to the probable cause statement.

Eventually, their relationship ended, and the victim moved to try and get away from Osbourn. The victim told police he was afraid of her and that she had allegedly destroyed many of his items, including his dentures worth $2,000.

Osbourn was arrested and also charged with attempted first-degree robbery after he was caught trying to flee the hotel where her vehicle was found.

Upon her arrest and transfer to Clallam County jail, a small amount of methamphetamine was found on her person.

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