Following the arrest of a gun-wielding man who they believed “might have had plans to commit a mass capturing” at an digital music pageant in Washington, police launched an announcement downplaying the suspect’s intent.
Jonathan R. Moody, 30, was arraigned following the conclusion of Bass Canyon, an occasion that yearly attracts roughly 25,000 individuals. The Grant County Sheriff’s Workplace had launched a report on Saturday, August twentieth which said its deputies “imagine they stopped an Ephrata man who might have had plans to commit a mass capturing on the Gorge Amphitheater” the day prior.
Based on the report, Moody was detained after attendees claimed to have seen him inhaling an “unknown substance or gasoline from a balloon” earlier than loading and concealing two 9mm pistols round his waist. Police say Moody then approached concert-goers to inquire when the pageant would finish and the place individuals would exit.
After launching an investigation and interviewing Moody, the Grant County Sheriff’s Workplace has launched an announcement clarifying his intent.
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“Detectives have interviewed Moody and have served search warrants on two automobiles,” reads the assertion. “Whereas the investigation will not be but completed, what we will say is that we now don’t really feel that his intent was to trigger a mass capturing.
Moody, who pleaded not responsible to 1 rely of possession of a harmful weapon and one rely of illegal carrying or dealing with of a weapon, was launched after posting $10,000 bail. His subsequent courtroom date is scheduled for September eighth in Grant County District Court docket.