A Vancouver man is accused of firing a gun early Saturday as his then-girlfriend ran away from him along East 39th Street.
Seth K. Teig, 29, appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree assault, harassment and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Judge Suzan Clark held him in lieu of $150,000 bail and appointed attorney David Kurtz to defend him. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.
According to court records, Teig and Jackie Ross, got into an argument inside her car as she was driving west on 39th Street near Leverich Park. Teig was riding in the front seat.
During the argument, Teig allegedly grabbed the steering wheel, causing the car to veer off the road. Ross apparently got out of the vehicle, and Teig threatened that if he arrived first at a nearby gas station, he would kill her before police arrived, court records say.
Ross began to run away from him toward the gas station at 39th and Main streets when she heard a loud bang, court records say. She looked behind her and saw Teig's "arm coming down," according to court records.
Teig was later arrested, and a silver semiautomatic pistol was recovered, court records say.