Concrete Man Arrested for Drive-By Shooting

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Skagit County, WA– The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 28-year old Concrete Man for investigation of a Drive-By Shooting.

According to Probable Cause Affidavit of arrest obtained by SkagitBreaking.com through a public disclosure request, on March 24th, 2019, Skagit County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a weapons offense at 6:58 p.m. in the 10000 block of Littlefield Road. The reporting party told dispatchers that someone in a green Toyota Camry had just shot out the rear window of her vehicle with a gun.

Arriving Deputies confirmed the rear window of the vehicle had been shot out by what appeared to be a shotgun.  The gunshot had also damaged two other vehicles on the property, including an occupied Recreational Vehicle.

Further investigation by Deputies revealed that the reporting party and the suspect knew each other and the two along with another female had been in a property dispute earlier in the day.

The suspect in the dispute was identified as 28-year old Benjamin Roberts of Concrete. Witnesses  told Detectives that Roberts and Janee Medlock, the registered owner of the vehicle, saw the pair get into Medlock’s Vehicle after hearing Medlock tell the suspect that “I got a gun and I’m not afraid to use it.”

The pair then allegedly followed the victim at a high rate of speed to an address in the 10000 block of Littlefield Road.  Shortly thereafter, Medlock’s vehicle was seen driving slowly in the area and multiple witnesses reported hearing a single gunshot. A single witness reported seeing a male, identified as Benjamin Roberts, retrieve a firearm from the vehicle he was traveling in and fire a single round over the hood of the vehicle into the victims rear window, ultimately striking three vehicles.

Benjamin Roberts is currently being held in the Skagit County Community Justice Center on an INVESTIGATIVE HOLD in lieu of $40,000 bail for suspicion of Drive-By Shooting, Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2nd Degree, Dangerous Weapons and he had a 2017 Domestic Violence 4th Degree Assault Conviction.

All Subjects are Innocent Until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law. 



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Chris Nelson
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