Clarkston, WA

Clarkston Police Arrest 60yo Man For Alleged Threats to Kill Walmart Customers & Employee With Wire

Mia Carlson
60yo Man Arrested For Allegedly Threatening to Kill Walmart Customers and Employee With WirePhoto byWalmart

CLARKSTON, WA - A 60-year-old man who allegedly threatened to kill Walmart customers and a store employee with wire was arrested by Clarkston Police officers last night. According to a Probable Cause Affidavit, Eugene R. Wilson was booked into the Asotin County Jail on charges of Harassment Threats to Kill and 2nd-Degree Criminal Trespass. He had been banned from the store in August 2020.

Officers were dispatched to Walmart at 8:48 p.m. for a report of a male subject threatening to kill customers and he had allegedly said "a good cop is a dead cop," the affidavit says. No weapons were seen.

The court document adds that Wilson was also allegedly involved in a similar disorderly incident at the Clarkston McDonald's restaurant earlier in the day.

One of the responding officers was reportedly informed by a Walmart employee that two women had come into the store and said a male matching Wilson's description had stated he was going to kill customers with some wire, according to the affidavit. Those customers had left the store prior to law enforcement's arrival.

After Wilson had been taken into custody, another Walmart employee approached an officer and handed them a spool of copper cable.

"I was advised the item had been next to [where] Wilson was sitting and the other male near-by advised they believed it belonged to Wilson," the affidavit says. "I took the item to my patrol car, showed it to Wilson, and asked if it was his. At this time and un-prompted, Wilson stated the "wire" was his and he was going to use it to kill "that b**ch."

When asked whom he was referring to, Wilson allegedly stated it was the Walmart employee who had called the police.

As the officer transported Wilson to jail, he also reportedly made threats against the officer and the store employee. The affidavit says " one point Wilson specifically stated he planned to burn me alive after locking me in a building, and then stated he would also do it to the woman who called police."

Wilson was booked into the Asotin County Jail at 9:19 p.m.

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