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Assault with gun alleged in Hazel Dell parking dispute

Man says Vancouver resident pointed gun at him, hit him in mouth with its barrel

By , Columbian Breaking News Reporter
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UPDATE: The charge against Mark Todd Henderson was dismissed without prejudice Jan. 23, 2018 — meaning it could be re-filed at a later date — because Henderson died, according to court records.

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A Vancouver man faces a charge of first-degree assault after allegedly pulling a gun and striking a man over a parking issue.

Mark Todd Henderson, 51, made a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court Thursday on the charge. Judge Derek Vanderwood set his bail at $30,000 during the hearing.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies were called to the area of Northeast Sixth Avenue and Northeast 103rd Street in Hazel Dell just after 7 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a disturbance with a gun.

When they arrived they spoke with Timothy Wilson Jr., who lives at a nearby apartment complex, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case.

Wilson said that he had attempted to find a spot to park in the parking lot, but the lot was full and so he parked on the north side of the street by the complex, the affidavit states.

Wilson was then approached by Henderson, whom he did not know. Henderson asked him what he was doing and told Wilson that he had parked illegally, according to the court record.

Wilson told Henderson he could call the cops if he had a problem with his parking. Henderson walked back to his residence and Wilson said he thought he would call 911, so he moved his vehicle to the south side of the street, the affidavit states.

Wilson told deputies that Henderson returned holding a gun and pointed it in Wilson’s face and hit him in the mouth with the barrel, according to the court document.

When interviewed, Henderson told deputies that he thought Wilson looked like he was casing the neighborhood and would steal items from his garage, according to the affidavit.

Henderson admitted to deputies that he had retrieved his gun but said he said he didn’t point it at Wilson or threaten him.

Henderson is scheduled to be arraigned on Aug. 3.

Columbian Breaking News Reporter

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