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Shots Fired

Posted on 29th September 2011 at 08:30

Michael Thomas Veatch, 25, of Longview is under arrest on a first-degree burglary charge, as Longview Police continue to investigate an incident reported late Tuesday night. Just before midnight on Tuesday, people living in the 700 block of Delaware called 911, saying that Veatch was threatening to shoot them. One caller reported that Veatch was armed with a .22 rifle. The caller claims that Veatch said that “he was going to murder whoever it was that F-ed up his face,” and fired several shots in the air. He also claims that Veatch fired two shots in his direction, but he wasn’t hit. Several more shots were then fired into the ceiling. Officers responded and eventually got Veatch into custody shortly before 1 am yesterday, with a .22 rifle also seized. Veatch is now being held without bail in the Cowlitz County Jail, as the investigation continues.