‘Extreme risk’ order imposed on house shooter

PORT ANGELES — A one-year “extreme risk protection order” has been imposed on Jacqueline O’Steen, who is accused of shooting into her home’s ceiling on Nov. 1, by Commissioner Brandon Mack in Clallam County Superior Court.

The order was imposed by Commissioner Brandon Mack in Clallam County Superior Court during a hearing on Thursday. Case information also includes a “confidential report in sealed envelope” that was filed Thursday.

O’Steen, 49, remained in the Clallam County jail on $10,000 bail on Sunday. Her next court appearance has not been set yet.

According to the Seattle Police Department’s website, an extreme risk protection order “prevents individuals at high risk of harming themselves or others from accessing firearms by allowing family, household members, and police to obtain a court order when there is demonstrated evidence that the person poses a significant danger.”

Court documents say the Port Angeles Police Department petitioned for the order “because the respondent poses a significant danger of causing personal injury to self or others by having custody or control of, purchasing, possessing, accessing, receiving or attempting to purchase or receive firearms.”

The document also says O’Steen has a shotgun and/or rifle in the living room and stairwell of the house at 230 E. Fifth St. and added “ex-husband indicates there are additional firearms in the house.” A handgun currently is in the Port Angeles Police Department evidence room.

Court documents say that the police established probable cause “that the respondent committed three counts of reckless endangerment by unlawfully discharging approximately 20 rounds from Ruger .38 handgun at who she believed were people in her attic space. Peninsula Behavioral Health staff recently tried contacting the respondent who did not accept services.”


Reporter Brian Gawley can be reached at Brian.Gawley@ sound publishing.com

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