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Man Arrested in Richland for Displaying a Replica Handgun

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RICHLAND WA -- On October 26, 2015 at about 12:35 AM officers received a call of a male displaying a handgun at another individual at the 7-11 on Jadwin.  The male then left the area with several other people in a vehicle.

The vehicle was located near the area of Van Giesen and Birch in Richland. Justin Wilkie was a passenger in the car.  When he was contacted by officers he still had what appeared to be a pistol tucked into the waist band of his pants.  The weapon turned out to be a Taurus BB gun that had the appearance of a semi-automatic handgun.

Wilke and another subject had gotten into a confrontation at the 7-11.  Wilkie lifted his shirt and displayed the pistol to the other individual with the intention of intimidating him.  The victim stated that he believed the gun and threat presented by Wilkie to be real.

It was discovered that Wilkie also had 13 warrants issued for his arrest from both Benton County District and Superior Courts.  He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Benton County jail.