Washington state crimes by the numbers
When deputies drove up to a Finley home around midnight Saturday, they found a bloody man walking away.
Cody Myers, 33, was bleeding from his head where someone clubbed him twice with a pellet gun. That came after the man who hit Myers with the gun, shot Myers five times in the legs and buttocks, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office said. The man who hit and shot Myers with the pellet gun was defending a friend who was being attacked by Myers, authorities said.
Myers had walked into the home near the corner of Dague Road and Bowles Road and began attacking the homeowner, authorities said. It’s not clear what started the attack, but the two men know each other.
Another man inside the house grabbed a pellet rifle and shot Myers several times, trying to get him to stop. When that didn’t work, he hit Myers in the head before Myers finally let go of the man he was allegedly attacking.
Myers was taken to a local hospital before being booked into the Benton County jail for first-degree burglary and second-degree assault.
Myers has a history of violent outbursts. About two months ago, he threatened several people on Date Street, including chasing a man into his house, and other people into their cars.
Police needed to use a Taser to subdue him, after he punched officer. He pleaded guilty to third-degree assault.