Resident shot at intruder after he barged into man's house

Washington County sheriff's deputies arrested an Aloha man Monday night after he barged uninvited into a relative's home and fled after the resident shot at him.

Deputies responded at 8:35 p.m. to a disturbance at a residence in the 5500 block of Southwest 170th Avenue in Aloha.

Albert Leggett, 43, barged into the residence, allegedly to have a confrontation with Samuel Poulson, 23, who lives in the house.Leggett

Poulson reportedly shot his handgun at Leggett after the intruder apparently ignored Poulson's repeated commands for him to leave. Leggett then fled the residence and was not struck by the bullet, said Sgt. Bob Ray, sheriff's office spokesman.

Deputies were able to quickly secure the handgun, contain the scene and gather information about Leggett's whereabouts. He was located at Buddy's Sports Bar at Southwest 185th Avenue and Farmington Road and detained without incident.

No one was injured in the incident. Deputies learned that Leggett, who is apparently Poulson's wife's uncle, came to the residence to confront Poulson regarding an ongoing family disagreement, Ray said.

Leggett was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail on accusations of first-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief. He is held pending $50,000 bail.

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