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Pistol Whipping

Posted on 30th July 2014 at 09:13

First-degree assault charges are being filed against Cody Alan Tamayo, 21, of Longview, after he allegedly pistol-whipped another man yesterday afternoon. The victim called Longview Police shortly before 6 pm yesterday evening, claiming that Tamayo had used the pistol to hit him in the face and head several times. Officers met with the victim at a residence not far from where the alleged attack occurred, and found evidence of the assault. They say that the victim was bleeding, and clearly had been struck multiple times in the head and face. Officers located Tamayo a few blocks away, along with a woman who had supposedly driven away with the gun that Tamayo had been holding. Police say that they did recover a pistol from inside that car. Tamayo is now being held in the Cowlitz County Jail on charges of first-degree assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and second-degree car prowling. The investigation continues.