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Police: Woman pulls gun to stop assault by ex during Gifford Pinchot camping trip

By , Columbian environment and transportation reporter

Police say a woman pulled a gun on her ex-boyfriend to stop an attack during a camping trip in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest over the weekend.

The woman called the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office around 5 a.m. Sunday from a convenience store in Stevenson to report that her ex-boyfriend assaulted her while the two were camping, according to police.

Deputies met her at the store, where she told them that she, her ex — Micah Herrera, 36, of Medford, Ore. — and her 10-year-old son had been camping in Old Man Pass, about 25 miles north of Carson. Sometime Saturday evening, an argument broke out that led to Herrera physically assaulting the woman, she reported to police.

Further investigation found that the woman displayed a handgun in an attempt to stop the assault, police said. Herrera took the gun away, the sheriff’s office said, and at some point he suffered an injury to his hand.

The sheriff’s office said he then demanded the woman bring him to Stevenson for medical attention. Once there, the woman and her son distanced themselves from Herrera and called 911.

Deputies arrested and booked Herrera on suspicion of second-degree domestic violence assault, via strangulation, and for an outstanding warrant.

Columbian environment and transportation reporter