Crime

Spanaway man pleads not guilty to shooting up ex-girlfriend’s house

A Spanaway man pleaded not guilty Thursday to two counts of first-degree assault for allegedly shooting up his ex-girlfriend’s house while her new boyfriend slept inside.

The 38-year-old man was ordered jailed in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Police were called to the 1600 block of 158th Street South on Tuesday and found at least 10 bullet holes in the outside of the house and several shell casings.

Most of the bullets went through the bedroom wall, where the woman’s boyfriend was sleeping. One shot barely missed his head, according to charging papers.

No one was hurt in the shooting.

The ex-girlfriend said she spotted the Spanaway man outside her home and threatened to call 911, but he didn’t seem to care. She followed him as he walked down the alley and watched him open fire from about 10 feet away, records show.

When officers tracked him down at home, he said he was drunk and hadn’t gone out that night. More than two dozen shell casings matching the gun used in the shooting were found in the man’s kitchen drawer.

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653

stacia.glenn@thenewstribune.com

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