Federal Way man accused of pointing loaded gun at child

A Federal Way man was arrested earlier this month after being accused of pointing a loaded handgun at a child.

Nathan Carl Johnson, 46, has been charged with second-degree assault of a child. He is being held on $100,000 bond with an arraignment set for Aug. 21.

Court documents give the following account:

Around 9:45 p.m. Aug. 6, an 11-year-old boy was riding his bicycle on a residential street in the 29600 block of 22nd Avenue South when he saw a male – later identified as Johnson – exit a vehicle in front of a residence.

Johnson walked toward the boy in the middle of the street and said “hello” while his left hand was concealed behind his hip. That’s when police say Johnson pointed the handgun at the boy from about 3 feet away.

The boy peddled away from Johnson, and his mother contacted police. Johnson was later arrested about 2:15 a.m. Aug. 7.

Federal Way police also obtained a search warrant for Johnson’s residence and recovered a black Springfield XD-9 handgun, which was fully loaded with a bullet in the chamber. Two more loaded handguns were recovered in addition to a 12-gauge shotgun and AR-15 style assault rifle.

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