Shot fired, 1 arrested in Ridgefield altercation

Argument started after woman was invited to collect a washing machine

By Stevie Mathieu, Columbian assistant metro editor

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A woman was arrested Sunday after she allegedly assaulted her sister’s boyfriend and the boyfriend reportedly fired a gunshot into the ground, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called at 5:10 p.m. to 21612 N.E. 22nd Ave. in Ridgefield for a report of a weapons disturbance. Ryan Boudreau, 38, had called 911 to report a break-in at his home, and that he intended to shoot the intruder, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

Officers learned that Boudreau and his girlfriend, Katrina Hendrix, 32, of Ridgefield had asked Hendrix’s sister, Michelle Hendrix, 34, of Vancouver to come to the home and pick up a washing machine.

After arriving to the home with two people on Sunday, Michelle Hendrix and her friend Chris Holland, 25, of Vancouver, got into a verbal altercation with Boudreau, and Boudreau asked Hendrix and her two guests to leave the property. Soon after, Hendrix assaulted Boudreau, according to the sheriff’s office.

Boudreau then went inside and got a handgun. He came out of the home, stood next to a “no trespassing” sign and commanded that the three visitors leave. When they refused, Boudreau fired a single gunshot into the ground, according to the sheriff’s office.

Michelle Hendrix’s other friend, Ian Hurling, 23, of Vancouver, “was forced to physically restrain (Holland) from assaulting” Boudreau, the release said.

Boudreau and his girlfriend then went back inside to call 911, while Michelle Hendrix and Holland went to the back door of the home and broke out a window, according to the press release. Hurling left the scene in a white SUV (he was later contacted by deputies).

As officers surrounded the home, Holland fled. He remains a person of interest, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies said they arrested Michelle Hendrix on suspicion of third-degree malicious mischief domestic assault, and she also could face assault charges. Her sister and Boudreau cooperated with deputies, and Boudreau’s actions are being reviewed by the prosecutor’s office.