Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a drive-by shooting on the Newport Highway at 7:30 p.m. on July 21.
An adult female complainant told Deputy Damon Anderberg that she and her boyfriend had been shot at multiple times by three men in a vehicle between 2:30-3 a.m.
She told Anderberg that she and her boyfriend were at a store at the intersection of Day-Mt. Spokane and Newport Highway. She said they saw 19-year-old Jarrod Markosian, 18-year-old Jesse Pollard and another adult male at the store.
The complainant explained that her boyfriend and Markosian have had issues since high school and do not get along. She said her boyfriend and Markosian exchanged words, then all parties left the store.
The complainant said she and her boyfriend were behind Markosian's vehicle as they traveled north on Boston Road. She said Markosian must have seen them and appeared to slow down intentionally. They passed Markosian in an attempt to get away from his vehicle and make it to her boyfriend's house safely.
She told the deputy that they felt threatened enough to pull into a driveway and turned the lights off. She said once they arrived at her boyfriend’s home they saw Markosian's vehicle pull into the driveway and heard five gunshots. She said the vehicle left, returned a couple minutes later and they heard two more gunshots.
The complainant said she and her boyfriend attempted to contact the occupants of the vehicle. She and her boyfriend heard another single gunshot. Her boyfriend said he heard something "whiz" by his head.
Deputies Anderberg and D. Smith contacted Markosian, Pollard and the other adult male who was inside Markosian's vehicle. Pollard admitted both he and Markosian had fired rounds from a .22 caliber handgun at the complainant’s boyfriend’s shop. Markosian initially denied shooting the gun, then later admitted to firing rounds in the air at the complainant’s boyfriend’s residence.
Markosian was booked into the Spokane County Jail on two counts of second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. Pollard was booked into jail on two counts of second-degree assault. There was no evidence the third male in the vehicle fired any rounds.