YAKIMA, Wash. (KIMA) — A man in a polyamorous relationship has been charged with assault and unlawful possession of a firearm in a domestic violence incident over the weekend.
The police report says a man called 911 on Saturday and told operators that a man named Ross Bastion had a gun and said he was going to kill him and his wife. He also said there were two children in the home.
When police arrived on the scene, officers were told that the man was in the bedroom with his wife and two children.
Officers say they walked into the backyard where they found and arrested Bastion and then walked inside where they found the man walking out of the bedroom.
The man told officers he was in a polyamorous relationship for about 3 weeks with Ross Bastion and his wife and says that Bastion was okay with it.
He said there had been tension between Bastion and his wife. The wife said Bastion had expressed anger towards her involvement with the other man in their relationship.
He says the three of them decided to go to bed. As they were lying in bed, Bastion got up and said he wasn’t doing this anymore, then left the room.
The wife says she followed him out to the living room which is when Bastion pointed a gun at her head and that was when the man came into the living room and stepped between her and Bastion.
She says Bastion told the man, “Take one more step, and I’ll kill you”.
The man says he was able to convince Bastion to put the gun down after pleading and reasoning with him.
He says he had the wife, and her kids go into the bedroom and close the door until police arrived.
The wife told officers that Bastion was also a convicted felon.
A criminal history report showed that Bastion was a convicted felon for trafficking stolen property and possession of a controlled substance with no prescription back in 2017.
Officers are charging Bastion with first-degree assault, domestic violence, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, and malicious mischief.