Egg is arrested on gun charges

By on Friday, June 17th, 2022 in Columbia Basin News Featured Stories

MILTON-FREEWATER – The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office reports it arrested Richard Jay Egg, 70, at 85032 Highway 11 on Thursday as a result of an investigation that began on June 8.

The reporter of the incident reported that he and two other motorists had pulled off to the side of the road after witnessing a motor vehicle crash on Highway 11. The motorists were talking to each other when a man came out of a residence and threatened them with a firearm.

The investigation that ensued identified the armed man as Richard Egg. UCSO said Egg is a convicted felon and prohibited from owning a firearm. The arrest was made when a sheriff’s deputy coordinated with Umatilla County Parole and Probation.

Egg is charged with a felony probation violation, attempted unlawful use of a weapon, and two counts of being a felon in possession of a weapon. He also faces misdemeanor charges of two counts of menacing and two counts of aggravated assault (pointing a firearm at another).