KENNEWICK -- A Kennewick man who was heavily armed when he allegedly threatened his wife and five children inside their apartment faces a July 30 trial.
Valentin J. Castillo, 43, pleaded innocent to possession of cocaine and seven counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.
Castillo is not allowed to own or have a gun because he has a felony conviction out of Franklin County for possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver, court documents said.
Benton County dispatchers received a call at 2 a.m. Sunday about a man with a gun threatening his family.
"From the circumstances of the 911 call, officers surmised that (Castillo) was having a psychotic reaction as he (was) reported to be waving a .357 handgun and to be fighting with unseen foes," documents said.
Kennewick officers made contact with Castillo at his East 10th Avenue home. He reportedly would not follow their commands or show his hands, keeping his right hand behind the door, but family members were allowed to be evacuated, court documents said.
Castillo eventually came out of the home "but did so aggressively and had to be forcibly restrained," documents said.
When arresting Castillo, police allegedly found he had cocaine along with a revolver, rifle and shotgun, two pistols and two assault rifles.
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