Pendleton woman 74 fends off attack with warning shot

first_imgPENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Police say a 74-year-old Pendleton woman fired a warning shot to fend off a man who attacked her with a skateboard.According to police Chief Stuart Roberts, Nancy Ashworth was walking near a skate park when an unleashed dog became aggressive toward her. She used pepper spray to deter the dog, upsetting 23-year-old Justin Doss.Roberts told the East Oregonian that Doss swung his skateboard at Ashworth, striking her in the head. That’s when she pulled out her .38 caliber revolver.A grand jury indicted Doss this week on charges of assault, menacing, disorderly conduct and recklessly endangering another person.The chief says Ashworth has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, and the incident could have been avoided if the dog had been on a leash.last_img

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