Clarkston teen remains jailed on assault, gun charges

A Clarkston teenager faces five felony and two gross misdemeanor charges in connection with an alleged domestic violence assault and for reportedly having an unloaded gun on school property.

On Monday, Asotin County Judge William Acey ordered the 16-year-old boy to remain in custody until next week’s hearing in Asotin County Superior Court. He is being held at Martin Hall in Medical Lake, a juvenile detention center.

The teen was arrested last week at the Education Opportunity Center, an alternative school in Clarkston, for the attempted strangulation of a female acquaintance. During a routine search of his belongings, police discovered an unloaded .22-caliber handgun and an illegal switchblade knife in his backpack.

The boy has been charged with second-degree assault, unlawful imprisonment, dangerous weapons on school facilities, and others.

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