OLYMPIA — A 24-year-old man who was shot in the chest when he confronted a homeowner faces arraignment Tuesday in Thurston County Superior Court on a first-degree burglary charge.
Jacob Patrick Parker, who investigators said was homeless, was charged June 4 before superior court Commissioner Nathan Kortokrax, who set Parker’s bail at $200,000.
Parker was being held in Thurston County Corrections Facility.
Thurston County sheriff’s deputies said they arrested and placed Parker in custody on June 4 after he recovered from his wound at Providence St. Peter Hospital.
Homeowners at 4133 Tennis Court Southwest near Black Lake said they returned from the grocery store on May 17 to find Parker seated on their back porch, eating some cheese he found in a refrigerator on the porch, court charging documents state.
When they asked him to leave he refused and attacked the homeowners while they retreated inside the residence, according to investigators. The homeowners attempted to close the sliding glass door and Parker forced his way into the home, court documents state.
One of the homeowners struck Parker with a dowel rod used to secure the slider.
Parker kept coming, making threats and the homeowner, who was armed with a .380-caliber automatic, fired one shot striking Parker in the chest at close range, documents state.
A public defender was appointed for Parker.