Police: Everett resident disarms violent, gun-toting robbers

EVERETT, Wash. -- A homeowner coolly disarmed two violent, gun-toting felons who drove into his backyard following a holdup at a nearby motel early last Friday, according to the Everett Police Department.

According to the probable-cause documents filed with Snohomish County Superior Court, 33-year-old Christopher Meegan of Everett and 28-year-old Adolfo Huerta of Tacoma knocked on Room 241 at the Days Inn Motel on Everett Mall Way around 5:20 a.m.

The suspects kicked in the door, and Huerta placed a shotgun against the male victim's face, according to the documents.

Huerta and Meegan, who was armed with a pistol, reportedly demanded to know where the money was before hitting the male victim in the back of the head with something, causing a large cut.

According to the documents, Huerta then pointed the shotgun at the female victim's face as she was lying in bed. The female victim told the suspects there was money in her purse.

The suspects left with $200 and the keys to the male victim's GMC Yukon, which they drove off, according to the documents.

While the male victim refused to provide a statement for fear of retaliation, the female victim told police what happened and said she recognized Meegan as a man she knew by the name of "Nut."

A short time later, a resident in the 9200 block of First Drive Southeast called 911 to report that two armed men had driven their SUV into his backyard. According to the documents, the resident was able to disarm both suspects at gunpoint.

The suspects reportedly ran off, briefly attempting to steal a car belonging to the manager of a nearby Public Storage business, before being arrested.

Huerta, who has six felony convictions, was arrested for investigation of robbery, assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Meegan, who is under Department of Corrections supervision and has nine felony convictions, was arrested for investigation of robbery, assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm.