A Washington man ended up in jail after a heated discussion about politics turned into first-degree assault.
In Pasco, Washington, 29-year-old Raymond Williams and 40-year-old Alvaro Campos-Hernandez were both sitting on the patio of the Dugout Bar and Grill. Witnesses told police both men were extremely intoxicated and began arguing about politics.
Williams expressed that he was a Trump supporter and welcomed the anticipated changes the Trump administration would bring. According to the Tri-City Herald, Campos walked away from the conversation but returned when Williams escalated the situation, hurling a racial slur toward Campos.
Pasco Police Sergeant Scott Warren told the Herald, "Campos went back and grabbed Williams and was yelling, ‘Say it again’ repeatedly."
Campos then put Williams in a headlock and held a knife to his throat, while Williams was unsuccessful in grabbing the knife he had in his pocket.
As the men struggled during the confrontation, Williams sustained a one-inch wound to the windpipe. He was treated by a nearby hospital. Campos-Hernandez was arrested for first-degree assault and booked in the Franklin County Jail.