A transient from California was arrested in Newport Sunday on multiple charges after brandishing a replica firearm at employees of a marijuana shop, then becoming combative with officers and corrections employees.
Newport Police officers responded at about 2:40 p.m., Sept. 6, 2016 to a report of a male subject pointing the replica firearm at employees of CannaMedicine at 157 NW 15th St. While making a purchase, the subject pulled the trigger.
Shortly after the incident, officers located the subject, Edmund Louis Charles Day, 30, a transient originally from California. He was found in the area of a nearby auto parts store. Day still had the replica firearm on his person, in addition to multiple edged weapons. Day initially resisted arrest, but was restrained by officers.
After being taken to Lincoln County Jail, Day became physically hostile with corrections deputies and was again restrained. Day is lodged at Lincoln County Jail on charges of menacing, second-degree disorderly conduct, assault on a public safety officer, interfering with a peace officer, second-degree robbery, felon in possession of a weapon and carrying a concealed/possession of a knife.
Bail for Day is set at $250,000.