Man accused of pulling gun during custody exchange

Print Article

SANDPOINT — A preliminary hearing is pending in a case against a Bonner County man accused of threatening another man with a handgun during a child custody exchange last summer.

Dewayne Newton Adkins is charged with aggravated assault. Adkins made an initial appearance in magistrate court on Friday. Adkins applied for a public defender, but Judge Barbara Buchanan declined to appoint one because he is not indigent, court records show.

Adkins, 38, pulled a gun on another man at Adkins’ Hoodoo Valley home on June 21, according to charging papers. The alleged victim went to the home with Adkins’ former wife and another of her children.

The alleged victim told Bonner County sheriff’s deputies that Adkins became enraged during the exchange, drew a gun and threatened to shoot him, a probable cause affidavit states. In fear of his and his companions’ safety, the man, an off-duty corrections officer in Washington

state, accessed his sidearm, but kept it hidden from Adkins’ view.

The man told deputies he repeatedly told Adkins to drop the gun, backed away in an attempt to de-escalate the situation and called authorities.

Adkins, the affidavit said, admitted having a BB gun during the confrontation, but denied threatening the other man with it.

The confrontation took place the day before a settlement was reached in divorce proceedings between Adkins and the mother of his child, according to the Idaho Supreme Court Data Repository.

A hearing to determine if there’s enough evidence to justify trying Adkins for the felony offense is set for Jan. 2, 2013.

Print Article

Read More News

Spaghetti dinner to aid AL baseball

April 21, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — American Legion baseball is on the horizon. Post 15 invites the public to enjoy a spaghetti dinner today, April 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. The dinner is $7 a plate and includes a vegetable, be...

Comments

Read More

Memorial salutes fallen Cd’A police officer

April 21, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press By RALPH BARTHOLDT Hagadone News Network COEUR d’ALENE — Three years after his death at the hands of a gunman, Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore will have a dedicated space, a physical space, ...

Comments

Read More

Poem in Your Pocket Day fun on tap

April 21, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — The Academy of American Poets claimed April as National Poetry Month in 1996, and there are a lot of ways for lovers of literature to celebrate. One way is through Poem in Your Pocket Da...

Comments

Read More

Region’s boaters urged to watch for deadheads

April 21, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee CLARK FORK — Boaters are being urged to keep their eyes peeled for deadfall timber in Lake Pend Oreille as they venture onto the water this spring. Saturated soils on embankments on lake tributari...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 263-9534
PO Box 159
Sandpoint, ID 83864

©2018 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X