Man allegedly kicks in door, breaks windows in custody dispute

WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT - Louis Jarvis in a 2012 photoWashington County Sheriff's Deputies are asking for help to find a man who allegedly kicked in a door and smashed windows in a custody dispute at a King City home early Friday morning.

Louis Jarvis Jr., 40, broke into a residence and fled after a woman in the home shot at him, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

At 2:06 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, deputies said they were called to an apartment complex at 12070 S.W. Fischer Road in King City about a disturbance. When they arrived officers said Jarvis had broken down the front door to the apartment, but fled after a woman fired a gun at him.

Sheriff's deputies said they were told Jarvis was upset over child custody issues and forced his way into the children's mother's apartment. They said the front door was damaged from being kicked in.

When Jarvis smashed into the apartment, the mother grabbed a handgun to protect herself, officers said.

At some point during the confrontation, she fired one round in his direction "motivating him to flee the area," according to the Sheriff's Department. Jarvis also shattered three windows of the mother's car before he took off, they said.

Deputies think Jarvis is driving a gray or tan colored late model Chevrolet pickup, but have no license plate number.

Jarvis has connections to the Nehalem area. The Oregon State Police and the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office are assisting in this case. The Washington County Sheriff's Department said there is a warrant issued for Jarvis for burglary, criminal mischief and other charges.

Jarvis is 6'3" tall with a heavy build. If you have any information on Jarvis's whereabouts, please call the Washington County Sheriff's office at 503-629-0111.

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