Man wanted for brandishing sawed-off shotgun
Second local man already in custody
Last updated 11/3/2022 at 10:20pm
OTHELLO — One man was arrested and another is on the lam following a Friday, Oct. 28, domestic violence incident in which a sawed-off shotgun was allegedly brandished.
According to the Adams County Sheriff's Office, Nicholas Romera-Rivera, 34, of Othello, is being sought on possible charges of second-degree assault-domestic violence, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a short-barrel shot gun and other charges, records show.
He is also wanted on active felony warrants, records show.
Meanwhile, Carlos Villanueva-Martinez, 36, of Othello, was arrested and booked into the Adams County Jail for second-degree assault, possession of a short-barrel shotgun and other charges.
His arrest follows a call in the 300 block of Reynolds Road on Friday, Oct. 28, in which a woman said she was threatened with firearms, records show.
The men who threatened her were identified as Romero-Rivera and Villanueva-Martinez, records show.
Villanueva-Martinez was apprehended after the Moses Lake Tactical Response Team and Adams County Sheriff's Office deputies executed a search warrant at the rural Othello home, records show.
During the search, deputies located the sawed-off shotgun with a 16-inch barrel, records show. A handgun was also recovered.
Both of the weapons are believed to have been brandished during the Oct. 28 incident, records show.
Villanueva-Martinez was arrested at the house, records show.
As of press time, Villanueva-Martinez had yet to be apprehended.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the Adams County Sheriff's Office, officials said.