QUILCENE, Wash. - A 58-year-old Brinnon man was arrested Friday evening after he allegedly pointed a handgun at a Quilcene man and threatened to kill him at a Little League baseball game, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies received a report around 7:44 p.m. of an altercation during a game at Deema Smakman Field in Quilcene.
Witnesses told deputies Steven L. Dixon was being loud and using profane language.
According to authorities, a 64-year-old Quilcene man asked Dixon to watch his language in front of children.
Dixon appeared to be leaving the game, but went to his car and returned, according to deputies. He allegedly took out a gun and pointed it directly to the Quilcene man’s face while stating that he would kill him.
Witnesses told deputies the gun was also pointed in the direction of the bleachers, where spectators were sitting.
Dixon did not fire his gun, but fled the scene in his vehicle.
At 8:30 p.m., deputies found Dixon at his home and placed him under arrest without further incident, according to authorities. A handgun was also recovered.
According to deputies, Dixon said he felt threatened by the Quilcene man.
Dixon was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on charges of first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and harassment.