Video leads to arrest of angry longshoreman
The angry longshoreman who unleashed a profanity and threat filled tirade on TV crews after last week’s union stoppage in SW Washington has been arrested, thanks to his video appearance.
Witnesses reportedly identified 45-year-old Ronald Patrick Stavas from the video that’s gone viral.
The Associated Press reports the Kelso longshoreman is accused of assaulting a guard and breaking into the EGT terminal on Thursday. He was arrested for first-degree burglary and second-degree assault. Bail was set at $50,000.
Authorities also arrested 39-year-old Shelly Ann Porter, of Longview, for trespassing when she blocked a train. She was booked and released.
The union believes it has the right to work at the EGT facility, but the company has hired a contractor using laborers from another union.
As we’ve been telling you, he would only identify himself as @#$ you $%*#sucker when crews asked him his name. But Dori and Jake think it might be wise for him to use his given name going forward.
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