Shots fired in Chewelah

Mel Anderson
Staff Writer

At 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18th, the Stevens County Sheriff's Department responded to a domestic violence 911 call to the 800 block of W. Robert Avenue in Chewelah. Byron Parmenter, an 82-year-old Chewelah, allegedly assaulted his wife and refused to allow her to leave the residence. Parmenter was reported to have access to various firearms.
Parmenter’s wife escaped the residence. Upon arrival, the officers observed Parmenter waving a handgun and threatening to shoot the officers. Officer’s fired, but Parmenter was not injured. Chewelah K9 police officer Matt Miller released a K9, Rebel, to apprehend Parmenter. After arrest, Parmenter was treated for injuries related to K9 contact.

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