$1 million bail set for man accused of shooting at a deputy

After fleeing, Collin Irons, 30, was arrested Friday for investigation of first-degree assault.

Collin Irons appears at an Everett District Court bail hearing Monday afternoon. (Ellen Dennis / The Herald)

Collin Irons appears at an Everett District Court bail hearing Monday afternoon. (Ellen Dennis / The Herald)

EVERETT — A judge has set bail at $1 million for a man accused of shooting at a Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy last week.

Collin Irons, 30, appeared at an Everett District Court bail hearing Monday. District Court Judge Anthony Howard granted the state’s request and set the man’s bail at $1 million.

“You are likely to commit a violent crime if you are released from custody,” Howard said to Irons at the hearing. “You are very unlikely to appear in any future court meetings.”

Irons was arrested Friday and booked into the Snohomish County jail for investigation of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon in the Lynnwood shooting.

On Wednesday, Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy Andrew Carson was driving a marked patrol car in south Snohomish County, according to a report written by sheriff’s detective David Fontenot. Carson was in uniform.

At 12:44 p.m., Carson responded to a report of a stolen car near 148th Street SW and Manor Way near Lynnwood.

Carson approached the Silver Honda Civic. Irons, standing in front of the Honda, allegedly shot at the deputy with a .45-caliber pistol. Carson returned fire.

Nobody was hit. Irons reportedly ran off.

At 12:45 p.m., Carson sent out a radio alert. It was not recorded verbatim, but 911 dispatchers made a record that captures most of what he said.

“Sus fleeing,” Carson reported, according to the record. “White male, red sweatshirt. Eastbound on 148th. Shots fired.”

Several people in the area called authorities to report that a man who matched Irons’ description was jumping fences.

A .45-caliber bullet casing was found in the stolen Honda. A wallet with Irons’ name on it was found near the car.

Security video collected from various locations near the shooting shows Irons running and taking off his clothes.

On Thursday, a man called police to report he’d found a .45-caliber pistol in the street outside his home — four blocks from where the shooting happened.

Video taken around 1 p.m. on the day of the shooting shows Irons walking in the neighborhood where the pistol was reportedly found.

On Friday afternoon, the sheriff’s office released a public memo asking for help in finding Irons. Five hours later, around 9:30 p.m., the department announced that police had located Irons and had taken him into custody.

State Department of Corrections records indicated Carson was living in a home a little over half a mile from the scene of the shooting.

Irons has a felony record. His criminal convictions include vehicular assault, third-degree assault, second-degree escape, possession of a stolen vehicle and second-degree possession of stolen property.

He was sentenced to over six years in prison in 2016 for possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a stolen 9 mm Glock pistol and — in a separate case — third-degree assault, after he fought with a Washington State Patrol trooper in the Lynnwood area. Irons was released on Jan. 3, according to the state Department of Corrections. He was being supervised by the department’s Lynnwood office.

Irons had been arrested 38 times in the past, according to the detective’s report.

Ellen Dennis: 425-339-3486; edennis@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @reporterellen

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