DECLARATION FOR DETERMINATIONOF PROBABLE CAUSE -1
Office of the Prosecuting Attorney930 Tacoma Avenue South, Room 946Tacoma, WA 98402-2171Main Office (253) 798-7400
SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR PIERCE COUNTYSTATE OF WASHINGTON,Plaintiff, CAUSE NO. 11-1-03010-7vs.MATTHEW GARRETT WILLIAMS, DECLARATION FOR DETERMINATION OFPROBABLE CAUSEDefendant.STEPHEN M. PENNER, declares under penalty of perjury:That I am a deputy prosecuting attorney for Pierce County and I am familiar with the policereport and/or investigation conducted by the LAKEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT, incident number111890211;That the police report and/or investigation provided me the following information;That in Pierce County, Washington, on or about the 4th-5th and 8th days of July, 2011, thedefendant, MATTHEW GARRETT WILLIAMS, did commit the crimes of ASSAULT IN THESECOND DEGREE, FELONY HARASSMENT, ANIMAL CRUELTY IN THE FIRST DEGREE,WEAPONS APPARENTLY CAPABLE OF PRODUCING BODILY HARM – UNLAWFULCARRYING OR HANDLING, DANGEROUS WEAPONS, ACTUAL PHYSICAL CONTROL OF AMOTOR VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE, and UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF ACONTROLLED SUBSTANCE – FORTY GRAMS OR LESS OF MARIHUANA.On July 8, 2011, at approximately 0740 hours, Lakewood Police officers responded to a report of a subject passed out behind the wheel of a car at the intersection of 108th St SW and Lakeview Ave SWin Lakewood, Washington. When they arrived they observed the subject, MATTHEW G. WILLIAMS,seated in the driver's seat apparently unconscious. The vehicle was in the lane of travel. WILLIAMS waswearing a black mask and sunglasses, and had a pellet rifle across his lap. Officers had information froman earlier call that a person matching WILLIAMS' description had fired a pellet rifle toward a manwaiting at a nearby bus stop.Officers ordered WILLIAMS from the vehicle. He was initially non-compliant and repeatedlylowered his right hand from view. Several officers contacted WILLIAMS but he resisted the officers anda struggle ensued. Officers were able to extract WILLIAMS from the car and detain him.The rifle was examined and found to be a .22 caliber air rifle. However there was .22 caliberfirearm ammunition in WILLIAMS' vehicle. WILLIAMS explained that he had just purchased the airrifle from Walmart but had mistakenly thought it to be a firearm rifle. The air rifle had a pellet in thefiring position. On the back seat floor of WILLIAMS' vehicle there was a rifle scope and a large black machete.In the dashboard storage area was a Ziploc baggie containing 0.9 grams of green leafy vegetablematter which field tested positive as marijuana. WILLIAMS was eventually processed for DUI andprovided breath samples of .109 and .122 within two hours of being in the driver's seat.
E-FILEDIN COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICEPIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTONJuly 26 2011 11:38 AMKEVIN STOCKCOUNTY CLERK