By Emily Fitzgerald / firstname.lastname@example.org
A Chehalis man is going through assault prices for allegedly pulling a gun on a drive-thru worker at a quick meals restaurant in Centralia.
Within the early hours of Feb. 11, an worker at a quick meals restaurant within the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue reported that two male suspects in a silver Honda had simply pushed away from the drive-thru after the passenger pointed a gun at an worker working the drive-thru window, in accordance with courtroom paperwork.
The 2 suspects, later recognized as Paul L. Hess, 22, of Chehalis, and Skyler R. Schrader, 24, of Centralia, had been reportedly “being belligerent and verbally abusive throughout the whole contact” with the drive-thru worker who was dealing with their meals order, in accordance with courtroom paperwork.
One of many two requested for ranch dressing after receiving their meals, so the worker left to go get it. When he returned, Hess and Schrader had been “nonetheless being abusive so (the worker simply dropped the ranch and backed away from the window,” in accordance with courtroom paperwork. When he did, Hess allegedly “pulled a gun and pointed it proper at (the worker).” The driving force of the Honda reportedly “pushed the gun down” and drove away from the scene, heading eastbound.
An officer with the Centralia Police Division was unable to find the Honda close to the scene, however simply after 1:10 a.m. that morning, the officer was dispatched to a dispute within the 1400 block of Lewis Avenue and recognized Schrader from an impressive DUI warrant. As he approached, he reportedly observed the pair matched the outline of the 2 suspects from the incident on the quick meals restaurant.
The officer additionally noticed two firearms, one among which matched the outline of the gun used to threaten the drive-thru worker, in accordance with courtroom paperwork.
Each weapons within the car had been registered to Schrader.
When questioned concerning the incident on the quick meals restaurant, Schrader reportedly stated “Hess had reached into the backseat and grabbed his gun and pointed it on the folks within the (restaurant),” in accordance with courtroom paperwork.
At that time, Hess allegedly “yelled at Schrader to not say something.”
Schrader was arrested on the excellent DUI warrant whereas Hess was arrested on prices associated to the incident on the drive-thru restaurant.
Hess has since been charged with second-degree assault with a lethal weapon and intimidating a witness. He was additionally charged with possession of a managed substance with intent to fabricate or ship after the officer discovered plastic baggies and bindles containing cocaine in Hess’ sock.
Throughout Hess’ preliminary listening to in Lewis County Superior Court docket later that day, Deputy Prosecutor Brad Meagher requested that Decide James Lawler set Hess’ bail at $75,000 “based mostly totally on the character of the offense.”
“Primarily we’re involved a few violence offense if he had been to be launched,” stated Meagher.
Given the alleged involvement of a firearm, Lawler agreed to set bail at $75,000.
Hess’ subsequent courtroom look is an arraignment listening to scheduled for Feb. 17.