Dispute over dimming headlights leads to arrest

— A Cashmere man was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly threatening a truck driver.

Antonio Zamudio, 21, is in the Chelan County jail today facing potential charges of displaying a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of firearms and possession of stolen property.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Zamudio allegedly brandished a handgun and threatened a driver stopped at B.J.'s truck stop, 100 Rock Island Road, at about 9:29 p.m.

The threat followed the truck driver asking Zamudio to dim his headlights in the parking lot, Undersheriff Don E. Culp reported. After threatening the driver Zamudio left the area eastbound on state Highway 28 in a Toyota Tundra towing a trailer.

Investigating deputies spotted Zamudio's pickup a few minutes later near the intersection of Batterman Road and initiated a traffic stop, Culp said. During the stop, deputies could see a handgun and shotgun on the rear floorboard of the truck.

The truck driver who had been threatened and a witness to the incident were brought to the traffic stop location, where they identified Zamudio as the assailant, Culp said.

Zamudio was arrested at the scene.

Investigating deputies also determined the trailer being pulled by Zamudio was previously reported stolen from Laurel, Mont.

The Tundra and trailer were impounded pending a search warrant for them.

A passenger in Zamudio's vehicle was also arrested on an outstanding child support warrant from Chelan County.

Details on that arrest were not released, although Culp said that man was not involved in the confrontation at the truck stop.

Latest stories

Latest video:


State Department of Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Dan Christensen recorded this video of the release of a mama bear and her three cubs Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. The bears were captured in a tree at Esther Bricques Winery near Ellisforde. The original video was much longer. We've edited out several minutes of footage between the cubs leaving the first trap and the mama and cub leaving the second trap. Enlarge

Log in to comment