Shots fired in a Lake Stevens parking lotBY PAM STEVENS | EDITOR Lake Stevens Police cars swarmed Norm’s Market last Friday afternoon at about 3 p.m. after shots were heard coming from the convenience store’s parking lot on Lundeen Parkway.
A bail bondsman from Lynnwood’s Bail Bonds by Nate, Nathan Hingson, shot several rounds from his gun while trying to detain a woman, 25, from fleeing the scene.
The woman had several misdemeanor warrants out for her arrest after not showing up for different court dates.
Lake Stevens Police Chief Randy Celori said that eight shots had been fired at the woman’s truck tires.
Hingson explained that he happened upon the woman after seeing her truck at the parking lot on Lundeen Parkway and 101st Ave. NE. When he approached the woman and asked her to step out of the truck she started the motor and began to drive away.
Hingson then broke out the car window in an attempt to turn off the engine. As the woman drove away Hingson began shooting at her tires.
The woman drove away and ditched the truck several blocks later, Celori explained.
The truck was later recovered and the owner of the truck was already calling police wanting to retrieve his truck.
Police said that the woman is wanted on different misdemeanor warrants which include driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.
Hingson failed to contact the Lake Stevens Police that he was going to make the arrest.
“I think his actions were reckless,” Celori said. “She could have been taken into custody wouth creating any risk to members of our community.”
Hingson was questioned by the Lake Stevens Police Friday afternoon and was cooperating with the police, Celori said.
The Lake Stevens Police may turn the information over to the Snohomish County Prosecutors Office where they will determine if any further action should be taken against Hingson.
According to Washington State Law, bail bond agents must abide by strict licensing regulations. All bail bond agents must attend special firearms training and they are permitted to use firearms while performing their job.