Forest Grove police have arrested a man who allegedly fired a shot into a truck at a local car dealership— and then fled the scene, leading to a "high risk" traffic stop.
Washington County Sheriff's deputies and police received reports of the shooting at Doherty Ford Dealership, 4223 Pacific Ave., around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, according to a news release.
Authorities say a suspect, later identified as Jose Juan Galvan-Nevarez, 46, of Cornelius, arrived at the car lot and fired a single .308 caliber bullet into a truck owned by the dealership and occupied by an employee. No one was injured.
From there, Galvan-Nevarez allegedly left the scene in a car but was eventually taken into custody around 10:48 a.m. near the dealership. Police say they found a bolt action rifle and ammo in Galvan-Nevarez's vehicle.
He was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and first-degree criminal mischief, both felonies, as well as misdemeanor charges of menacing, reckless endangering and second-degree criminal mischief.
Washington County prosecutors lodged a fugitive complaint against Galvan-Nevarez in 2014, alleging he was wanted on warrants and for threatening in California, but the complaint was dismissed later that year, according to court records.
While police continue to investigate the incident, they do not believe Galvan-Nevarez had "any connection" to the employee he allegedly shot at. Galvan-Nevarez remains inside the Washington County Jail at this time, per records.
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