One Jailed, One Hospitalized After Mason County Shooting

Sheriff’s Deputies and SWAT Team members in concert with Washington State Patrol Troopers, Department of Wildlife Officers, Shelton Police, and Squaxin Police found the suspect at his home.  Without the suspect’s knowledge SWAT team members set up a perimeter around the house to prevent the suspect’s escape.  Just as SWAT members were about to contact the suspect, he attempted to leave the residence in a vehicle.  The suspect was arrested without incident.  A friend who was with the suspect was detained for short period of time then released.

The suspect, Danial R. Halverson, 51, Belfair, was booked into the Mason County Jail at about 12:30 PM tuesday on investigation of attempted murder. No bail has been set.  The suspect’s first court appearance is expected early today .  Bail is expected to be set at that time.

Deputies are trying to determine why Halverson shot his neighbor.  Search warrants are being served on the victim’s residence as well as the Halverson residence.  Deputies say that during the course of the investigation that a small marijuana grow was discovered at the victim’s residence.  That case is also under investigation.  Investigators say that additional arrests are possible.

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