Washington Farmworker Arrested After Making Death Threats
OLYMPIA – August 15, 2018
A 26-year-old farmworker was reportedly highly intoxicated when he grabbed a large kitchen knife and threatened to kill three other men, local media reports.
Francisco Javier Lopez Cruz was arrested overnight on Sunday after Franklin County sheriff’s deputies were called to the Zirkle Fruit Company apartments east of Pasco.
During a hearing this week, a Superior Court judge found probable cause to hold Lopez Cruz on suspicion of second-degree assault and third-degree malicious mischief. Bail was set at $5,000.
Deputies responded at 11:15 p.m. to 1420 Martindale Road for reports of a man who had been “aggressive” with others earlier in the night, and was running around with a knife.