Man Arrested After Firing Weapon Inside Home During Argument

Washington Co. Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to several 9-1-1 calls about a man with a gun in the area of NW Old Quarry Road and NW 119th Avenue in unincorporated Washington County, north of Beaverton.  Callers indicated that the man was approaching vehicles and was asking for help.  Several deputies arrived in the area to find that the man was actually the victim of a previous incident involving his roommate.

That roommate has been identified as 42-year-old Barry John Albert Carlson, of Portland.  Earlier in the morning, Mr. Carlson fired several shots into the floor with a rifle following an argument with the victim and a woman visiting the home.  No one was shot or otherwise wounded during the argument.

Mr. Carlson left the house on foot before deputies arrived.  A large-scale search was conducted in the area, including two K-9 units, a drone and multiple deputies.  Schools in the area were placed on lockdown as a precaution during the search.

Corporal  Akin and K-9 Stark located the suspect at 9:59 a.m., ending the near two-hour search and lifting the lockdowns at area schools.  This was K-9 Stark’s 211th capture.

Mr. Carlson is being lodged in the Washington County Jail on charges of attempted assault in the first degree and unlawful use of a weapon.  He is being held on $20,000 bail.

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