SPOKANE, Wash.--A man arrested for allegedly shooting a pistol into the air Friday night in Downtown Spokane left court Monday with a bond set at more than half a million dollars.
Officers arrested Blane M. Peterson, 27, on Friday for reckless endangerment and felon in possession of a firearm. Authorities say just after 11:30 p.m. they responded to a call of shots fired at Ugly Betties Public House on N. Division. When officers arrived they found no one had been injured and they got a good description of the suspect.
Downtown Neighborhood Conditions Officers on bikes found the suspect in an alley on the 200 block of W. Main.
Police determined that Peterson had gotten into a fight with a person at Ugly Betties and pulled out a gun. Witnesses said he fired the gun in the air and ran.
Peterson appeared in court on Monday for accused of firing the shots and for another case. He is also accused of robbery and unlawful imprisonment. Authorities believe he has at great risk to flee.
Court records show Peterson already has three felony criminal convictions. They include assault, theft and riot with a deadly weapon. Legally, Peterson is not allowed to posses a gun because of those convictions.
The judge set bond at $10,000 for Friday night incidence. Bail was set a $500,000 for unlawful imprisonment and robbery.
Peterson is accused of holding a woman and a juvenile at his house for a half an hour and not allowing them to leave according to court documents. The incident allegedly happened in March.
Ugly Betties owner said Peterson had actually been kicked out of the bar Friday night and he's not welcomed back.