A Goldendale man was arrested after he allegedly kicked a Lewis County deputy in the groin and possessed a handgun during a drunken altercation in a tavern.

David L. Binns, 30, was charged with third-degree assault and unlawful possession of a weapon in a tavern. He’s being held in the Lewis County Jail on $10,000 bail, as of Monday.

According to a probable cause affidavit, on Saturday, deputies went to The Moose Lodge in Morton on a report that there was a fight. Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer said during a hearing Monday afternoon that when deputies arrived, they found a person who was bleeding as a result of the reported fight.

As deputies were on scene investigating, Binns allegedly kicked one in the groin area.

“Investigation revealed the defendant was armed with a semi-automatic firearm while inside the Moose, an establishment in which firearms are prohibited,” reads court documents.

During a hearing in Lewis County Superior Court Monday afternoon, Meyer requested Binns be held on $25,000 bail. He said that while Binns has no felony history, the allegations represent a threat to community safety.

Defense counsel Rachael Tiller asked for a lesser $5,000 bail, highlighting Binns’ lack of a criminal history.

Judge James Lawler went with an option between those two requests, imposing $10,000 bail and setting an arraignment hearing for Thursday.

Binns was one of three people arrested and charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer in Lewis County within a three-day period.

On Friday, Centralia police officers were dispatched to a possible DUI in the 400 block of West Main Street. There, they reported finding a parked truck occupied by Glenn T. Smith, 38, of Centralia.

According to court documents, Smith aggressively approached an officer while intoxicated and despite commands to stop. Smith allegedly shoved the officer and grabbed one of his arms. The officer put Smith in handcuffs, while he continued to struggle, at some point trying to head butt the officer.

He was charged with third-degree assault and was placed on $25,000 bail — although he is being held on no-bail warrants for other unrelated matters.

On Saturday, Centralia officers were dispatched to an assault on B Street. While there, they attempted to restrain Chakiratou Adam, 22, of Centralia, who allegedly assaulted a roommate.

Adam then allegedly stomped on an officer’s foot twice and struck another in the thigh with her knee multiple times.

She was charged with two counts of third-degree assault and two counts of fourth-degree assault — domestic violence. During a hearing Monday, Tiller said Adam claims the fourth-degree assault charges stem from self-defense.

Adam is being held on $10,000 bail.

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I hope he broke his foot!

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