Authorities arrested at 30-year-old man who watches over the De Sol Winery in Benton City after he allegedly shot several times at a couple in a truck on the property.
Jay T. Powers was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of second-degree assault. Prosecutors are reviewing the case to determine if a charge of felon in possession of a firearm will be added.
Powers confronted the man and woman on March 15 after they drove onto the property about 8:30 p.m. and parked, said Detective Sgt. Kevin McCary with the sheriff’s office.
The couple got scared and started to drive off, McCary said. As the truck was leaving, police say Powers fired several shots into the truck with a handgun.
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The bullets hit the rear of the truck, McCary said. No one was injured.
McCary told the Herald no words were exchanged before the shots were fired.