Camas man’s anger leads to fight, then jail

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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A disgruntled Camas man confronted a city employee with a gun Monday evening, after the employee left him a note for violating a city code.

Steven W. Timmons, 54, painted the yellow fire hydrant in front of his house red, said Sgt. Scot Boyles, spokesman for the Camas Police Department. A city employee went to his house and, finding no one home, left a note about the violation and how to repaint the hydrant.

When Timmons came home to find the note, allegedly intoxicated, he decided to confront the city employee. He went to the employee’s house and, after the two argued for a while, brandished a handgun. After a struggle, the employee got hold of the gun and held Timmons to the ground until Camas officers, dispatched at 6:28 p.m., arrived 431 N.E. 14th Ave.

Nobody fired the gun and no one was hurt, Boyles said.

Timmons was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault.