Man allegedly points gun at wife
By JESSIE STENSLAND
Whidbey News Times Assistant editor
October 14, 2008 · 4:12 PM
A 33-year-old resident is accused of pointing a handgun at his wife in front of their two children, court documents state.
Prosecutors charged Carlos Brown, a sailor in the Navy, in Island County Superior Court Sept. 23 with assault in the second degree with a deadly weapon. It’s also a domestic violence-related charge.
Brown pleaded not guilty Oct. 6. Judge Alan Hancock issued a domestic violence no-contact order barring Brown from contacting his wife.
Sean Boyer, a special agent with Naval Criminal Investigative Service, investigated the allegation early this summer.
Boyer wrote that Brown admitted to pointing his Glock 23 pistol at his wife during an argument. Brown said the gun was loaded, with but no round was in the chamber at the time.
Brown told the special agent that he was angry at his wife during an argument and “wanted to scare her by pointing the gun at her,” Boyer wrote. A witness said the couple’s two children were present during the assault.
The woman reported that she and the children moved to Louisiana after the assault.
If convicted of the charge, Brown could face between three and nine months in jail under the standard sentencing range.Contact Whidbey News Times Assistant editor Jessie Stensland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.675.6611 ext. 5056.