Man Allegedly Shot His Ex-Girlfriend With a BB Gun and Held a Revolver to Her Head
On Monday, an 18-year-old female called 911 and reported that she had been assaulted by her ex-boyfriend the night before. The victim said her ex-boyfriend asked her to come to a friend’s house so they could talk. When she arrived, her ex-boyfriend asked her to go downstairs.
When they got downstairs, the ex-boyfriend grabbed the victim and forced her to sit down. She said that her ex-boyfriend then pulled a .357 revolver from his backpack, hit her in the head with the handle, then pointed the barrel at her head and said “if you scream, I will kill you.” Police Public Information Officer Lydia Arnold explains.
“The victim described to officers a disturbance which involved a weapon and was over domestic issues,” Arnold said. “During the initial investigation, officers observed injuries to the victim. The victim did not require medical attention. The suspect male, 26-year-old Kennett Standingrock, was not on scene. Standingrock was located and taken into custody the following day on charges of assault with a weapon and partner or family member assault.”
The victim said Standingrock also pulled a black semi-automatic BB gun from his waistband and put the BB gun against her leg, while still holding the .357 against her head. Standingrock pressed the .357 barrel into her head and said “tell me who slashed my tires or I will f*****g kill you.” She told Standingrock she did not know, and Standingrock shot her in the leg with the BB gun. Standingrock again demanded information regarding his tires and when the victim told him she didn’t know anything, Standingrock shot her in the other leg with the BB gun.
Court documents indicate Standingrock made the victim get up and told her something along the lines of “we’re going to take a ride,” all with the .357 still pointed at her head. The victim believed Standingrock was going to kill her, and feared for her life. She saw a neighbor who she believed saw them and took the opportunity to run and hide. She borrowed a phone and got a ride to a safe location.
The victim said Standingrock threatened to kill her, her family, and her friends, and told her he would “shoot up” her house “even if kids were inside.” She said Standingrock also took her cell phone and her car keys.
Standingrock denied having any contact with the victim. He said he had a receipt from Les Schwab, which would document his whereabouts on Sunday. He said he took his car to the Les Schwab on Russell, dropped it off at 1 p.m., and picked it up around 3 p.m. Les Schwab’s business website indicates that it is closed on Sundays. Standingrock is currently being charged with one count of felony assault with a weapon.