As of Tuesday, December 5, 2017
ZILLAH A local man made his first appearance in Yakima County Superior Court yesterday after his Nov. 22 arrest on harassment charges.
David Walle-Lopez, 62, allegedly threatened his live-in girlfriend at about 9:30 p.m., Yakima County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Chad Peterschick said.
“David Walle-Lopez threatened to cut his girlfriend’s (Maribel Gonzalez Benitez) stomach and let her guts hit the floor,” he said in court documents.
According to Peterschick’s narrative, Wall-Lopez and Benitez were quarreling at their mutual residence at 41 Lamb Road.
During the argument, Walle-Lopez allegedly threatened to cut his girlfriend, Peterschick said.Then he allegedly discharged a 9mm pistol inside the residence, firing at least two rounds through the kitchen window.
The incident was witnessed by Benitez’s daughter, Esmerald Borocio Gonzalez, court records show, noting Walle-Lopez would not give a reason for discharging the firearm.
Peterschick arrested Walle-Lopez for harassment, records show.