Wash. police use TASER to subdue naked, pistol-wielding man
The Associated PressLt. Earl Howerton says when deputies arrived about 5:10 p.m., Raymond S. Wheatly was "definitely acting weird" and probably high or intoxicated. Howerton says the 39-year-old Wheatley was in his backyard still holding one gun.
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SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane County sheriff's office says a naked man waiving two semiautomatic pistols, yelling and breaking things was Tasered today after sheriff's deputies arrived in a Spokane Valley neighborhood.
Howerton says within eight minutes, the deputies persuaded Wheatly to drop the weapon, then they shocked him with a Taser. Howerton says Wheatly stood up and fought back as deputies tackled him.
The sheriff's office says Wheatley was transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.
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Howerton says Wheatly faces one misdemeanor charge of "aiming or discharging a firearm."