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Dedo’s daily crime corner: Drunk man pulls gun on casino dealer, Ferndale killer still at large

Jul 8, 2022, 9:55 AM | Updated: Jul 11, 2022, 7:00 am
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Darren Dedo, KIRO Newsradio crime reporter, covers overnight crime in the Puget Sound region on the morning of July 8: K9 unit catches a suspect in an assault case, a man who killed his boss is still at large, an incident at a casino outside Kingston where a man pulled a gun on a dealer, and a man chasing two young girls with a gun charged with assault.

K9 catches Tacoma suspect wanted for assault

Tacoma police arrested a suspect of first-degree assault after fleeing from officers.

The 55-year-old man was caught by the Tacoma K-9 unit and taken into custody.

Shooting at Auburn Golf Course leaves one dead

Killer of Ferndale businessman still at large 

Police are searching for a 49-year-old man who is the prime suspect in the shooting of a Ferndale businessman Thursday, July 7.

Officers responded to a call of a shooting at 6200 Portal Way, where they found a 58-year-old man, identified as Douglas Scoggins, dead in his office.

The man suspected of shooting Scoggins is Todd Andersen, an employee of Scoggins for nearly 20 years.

He fled the scene in a 2020 silver Dodge Challenger with Oregon plates.

Police are asking the public for any information they might have, but warn that Anderson is considered armed and dangerous.

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Man pulls a gun at a Kingston casino 

A Bremerton man has been arrested for pulling a gun on a card dealer at The Point Casino after security cut off the man’s alcohol consumption.

The 24-year-old was drinking heavily according to casino staff and had slumped over at the card table. In response, to being cut off he pulled out a handgun and pointed it at a dealer.

He was detained by security until police could arrive.

The man was prohibited from possessing firearms after a domestic violence charge in 2015 prosecutors say.

When asked about the incident, the man denied he pointed the gun at anyone. When shown the video, the man “stopped talking and put his head down,” the deputy wrote.

A breathalyzer test was done by the deputies when they arrive finding that his blood alcohol content was 0.332. For context, most people start to lose consciousness at 0.3 BAC and around .45 BAC alcohol poisoning often leads to death.

The man was booked into jail Saturday, charged with the unlawful possession of a firearm and second-degree assault.

SeaTac man charged with assaults’ after pulling a gun on young girls

A man has been charged with second degree assault and the unlawful possession of a firearm after allegedly chasing two little girls with a gun.

According to the police report, Xavier Irons, a 31-year-old man, chased two girls, 11 and 14-years-old with a handgun after they knocked on his apartment window.

Irons came out of his apartment, armed, and the girls say he pointed the weapon at him yelling “don’t do that [expletive]” and “you’re lucky this time” while chasing them. They also say that he pointed the gun at them.

After reporting the incident to the police, a warrant was issued for Iron’s apartment where they found two illegally owned handguns. Irons has five felony convictions dating back to 2012.

Irons maintains that he did not realize he was chasing two young girls until after he had caught up to them, and says he never pointed the gun at them and that he just “talks with his hands.”

Irons is awaiting trial.

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Dedo’s daily crime corner: Drunk man pulls gun on casino dealer, Ferndale killer still at large